Senior Associate, Christchurch

Celia Olds

Celia Olds



Celia specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. 

Celia advises on a wide range of litigation issues, including contract disputes, negligence, local government issues, insurance, construction and property law disputes, insolvency, credit recovery and security enforcement.

Celia has appeared in the High Court, District Court and Environment Court as sole and junior counsel.  She has also been involved in mediations and arbitrations.

Work highlights

Advising on contractual disputes

Conducting credit recovery and security enforcement

for financial institutions, corporate clients and local authorities

Advising councils

on a range of local government and enforcement issues

Advising on construction contract disputes

including NZS3910 related issues

Appearing as sole and junior counsel

in the High Court, District Court and Environment Court

Acting in a range of alternative dispute resolution processes

including arbitration and mediation

Alternate contacts

Willie Palmer

Partner, Christchurch

Willie specialises in commercial litigation including construction, insurance and insolvency law. He has broad experience in…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3502
  • M +64 21 377 961


Kelly Paterson

Partner, Christchurch

Kelly specialises in commercial litigation. She advises on a wide range of commercial litigation issues, including contract disputes…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3547
  • M +64 21 891 028


Olly Peers

Partner, Christchurch

Olly specialises in litigation and dispute resolution. Olly's experience and areas of interest include company law, contract law…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3568
  • M +64 21 881 463