Senior Associate, Wellington

Bridie McKinnon



Bridie specialises in a broad range of litigation matters across various jurisdictions.  She advises on contractual disputes, insolvency and credit recovery, securities enforcement, property law disputes, negligence and professional negligence claims.  She also has experience in arbitration, including investor treaty arbitration.

Bridie offers pragmatic and tailored advice on all aspects of litigation strategy and has appeared in the New Zealand Court of Appeal, High Court and District Court as sole and junior counsel.

Prior to re-joining Buddle Findlay, Bridie spent three years in London working at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP, a specialist international litigation and disputes only practice where she worked on a wide variety of litigation and arbitration matters in England, the British Virgin Islands and Singapore.

Work highlights

Acting for banks and insolvency professionals

in disputes arising from insolvency situations, including priority disputes, knowing receipt claims, bankruptcy proceedings and liquidation proceedings

Acting for private and corporate clients

in contractual disputes including breach of contract, breach of trust, and misrepresentation claims

Acting for shareholders and directors in company disputes

including prejudiced shareholder and breach of director duty claims

Acting for private clients

in complex offshore trust disputes involving claims for an account and asset tracing

Appearing as sole and junior counsel

in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal

Acting in a range of alternative dispute resolution processes

including arbitration and mediation


Alternate contacts

Scott Barker

Scott Barker

Partner, Wellington

Scott specialises in litigation and insolvency law. He advises both private and public sector clients.…

  • DDI +64 4 498 7349
  • M +64 21 822 929


Seb Bisley

Seb Bisley

Partner, Wellington

Seb specialises in advocacy and litigation, including arbitration and mediation.…

  • DDI +64 4 462 0839
  • M +64 21 844 428