Willie is a member of the litigation, insurance and insolvency teams. He has wide experience in commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation.
He has conducted many High Court and arbitration hearings and appeals. His cases have included representation of liquidators and receivers, Securities Act and contributory mortgage claims, construction and mining claims, Companies Act claims and shareholder disputes, lease arbitrations, judicial review actions, competition law claims as well as many contract interpretation and general commercial claims. He has represented several Councils on civil claims, local government and enforcement issues.
Willie leads the Christchurch insurance team and is currently handling large scale construction, business interruption and other insurance claims consequent upon the Canterbury earthquakes.
Willie has an interest in agriculture and irrigation. He has been involved for over 10 years with Central Plains Water, of which he is currently a director. Central Plains Water is seeking to develop a large-scale irrigation and water enhancement scheme in Central Canterbury.
Willie is a member of INSOL and a Faculty member of the NZLS Litigation Skills Advocacy Programme.
- LLB, BCom University of Otago