Litigation & Dispute Resolution

‘See you in court’ might be a popular approach in a TV drama, but it’s not always the best way to resolve conflict. By using methods of alternative dispute resolution we’re more likely to achieve a quicker and cost-effective outcome to your dispute. If this isn’t possible we’ll represent you passionately and compellingly in court.


As advocates of alternative dispute resolution (e.g. mediation, arbitration) we’ve got the negotiation skills required to resolve a wide range of business and property disputes. 
Our partners have many years of court experience behind them representing clients at all levels of the court system. Adam Hopkinson and Mary Hill are our litigation partners, with combined experience of over 40 years in practice, covering a broad range of civil and regulatory litigation.   Supported by a team of experienced lawyers, we can assist with litigation strategy, alternative dispute resolution, and representation in courts and tribunals.  

Talk to us about:

  • Contractual issues.
  • Shareholder disputes.
  • Partnership or joint venture disputes.
  • Intellectual property and trade practices disputes.
  • Debt recovery.
  • Insolvency litigation, receiverships, liquidation.
  • Commercial disputes.
  • Tort/negligence claims.
  • Property disputes.
  • Leaky building issues.
  • Litigation relating to the dairy or kiwifruit industry.
  • Sharemilking disputes.
  • Maritime disputes.
  • Employment disputes.

Key Contacts

Adam Hopkinson



Phone: +64 7 927 0509


Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts, Victoria University

Mary Hill



Phone: +64 7 927 0590


Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Canterbury

Master of Commercial Law (First Class Honours), University of Auckland



Special Counsel


Senior Solicitor

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