Senior Associate, Auckland

Bridgette White

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Bridgette has worked as a commercial litigator in both New Zealand and London.  She specialises in litigation and dispute resolution with specialist expertise in regulatory litigation and advice, contractual and company law disputes, fair trading claims, judicial review and financial markets litigation.  Bridgette's practice also includes matters involving the Serious Fraud Office and other white collar criminal investigations.

Bridgette has appeared in the District and High Courts and the Court of Appeal and has also been involved in mediations, arbitrations and settlement conferences.

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Work highlights

Acting for a large New Zealand company

on a Serious Fraud Office investigation

Acting for Zespri Group

in a judicial review about collaborative marketing (Splice Fruit Ltd v New Zealand Kiwifruit Board [2016] NZAR 680)

Acting for and advising banks, companies, liquidators and receivers

with respect to creditors’ claims, breaches of directors’ duties, inter-company loans, Personal Property Securities Act 1999 and other insolvency issues (for example Perpetual Trust Limited v Bank of New Zealand & Dorchester Finance Limited [2013] NZHC 1800)

Acting for a group of plaintiffs

in a NZ$9m claim against an insurer for the wrongful rejection of their claims based on various exclusion clauses contained in the policies

Acting for a large, international construction company

in a NZ$72m Construction Contracts Act 2004 dispute 

Acting for Active Manuka Honey Association

on a contractual dispute with an association member and protection of marks and names (Watson and Sons Ltd v Active Manuka Honey Association [2008] NZCA 566)


Alternate contacts

David Broadmore

David Broadmore

Partner, Auckland

David specialises in commercial litigation. He has over 15 years' experience in resolving banking and finance, insolvency, insurance…

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Scott Barker

Scott Barker

Partner, Wellington

Scott specialises in litigation, insolvency and credit recovery law. His practice includes banking, insurance and commercial…

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  • M +64 21 822 929


Anita Birkinshaw

Anita Birkinshaw

Special Counsel, Auckland

Anita specialises in litigation and has extensive experience in commercial dispute resolution.…

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  • M +64 21 650 950