Gilbert Walker

Insurance Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Specialist litigation and arbitration group representing high-profile domestic insurers in the High Court and in appellate proceedings. Known for its advocacy and advisory skills in complex matters that include indemnity and liability disputes, as well as property damage claims. Also demonstrates experience acting on earthquake-related claims.

Work highlights Represented Vero Liability in defence of a claim by a property owner for indemnity against a third party liability claim arising out of a warehouse fire.

Notable practitioners

Martin Smith is described as "a very bright guy" by one market source. He has considerable experience acting on property and construction claims, including with regard to earthquake damage matters.

Matthew Harris is described as "a well-recognised and strong practitioner" by one market commentator. He is frequently engaged by insurers to act on a variety of claims and is particularly active on matters involving property liability disputes.