Wynn Williams Lawyers

Insurance Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for An experienced team of litigators operating from Auckland and Christchurch. Noted for its work in resolving earthquake and natural disaster claims for commercial and domestic firms and its substantial expertise advising estate agents and financial advisers on professional indemnity matters and fraud claims.

Strengths A client applauds the team's "fantastic approach to resolving issues," and another source describes it as "a modern and lean firm."

Work highlights Acted for a government insurer on 85 open earthquake-related claims on house and contents policies totalling NZD16 million.

Defended a real estate company and its insurer on a NZD100,000 claim by a litigant who sought damages for health complaints allegedly suffered as a result of the conditions of the house they rented.

Notable practitioners

Richard Hern advises insurers on professional indemnity and health and life insurance issues. He is also noted for advising on matters concerning insurance fraud, and a client describes him as "highly intelligent and very knowledgeable in this field."