Senior Associate, Christchurch
Annie specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She advises on a wide range of issues including litigation arising out of the Canterbury earthquakes, insolvency, debt recovery, contractual disputes and local government issues.
Annie has appeared in the High Court, District Court, the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal and has represented clients in a range of alternative dispute resolution forums.
Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Annie worked at another large New Zealand law firm and was a judges' clerk in the Auckland High Court.
- Member of the NZLS Law Reform Committee
Acting for liquidators
in an application to the High Court for directions under the Companies Act 1993 on novel issues involving cryptocurrency (Ruscoe v Cryptopia Ltd (in liq)  NZHC 728)
Assisting with a commercial dispute
involving difficult contractual and equitable assignment issues (FTG Securities Ltd v Crown Asset Management Ltd (2020] NZHC 2007)
Advising Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited
in relation to litigated claims and claims brought in the Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service
Assisting with commercial disputes
involving novel insolvency-trust interplay issues
Advising local governments
on liability risks, statutory interpretation and issues in relation to official information and information management
Advising a Government entity
on debt collection matters