Senior Solicitor, Wellington

Maddie Harris

Maddie Harris Wellington (1)



Maddie specialises in a wide range of litigation matters and insolvency law.  She advises on contractual disputes, joint venture and shareholder disputes, negligence and professional negligence claims, private international law issues, construction litigation, cover and entitlement disputes arising under the Accident Compensation Act 2001 and insolvency matters.

Maddie has experience appearing in the District and High Courts on civil litigation matters, and representing clients at mediation and arbitration.

Before joining Buddle Findlay, Maddie worked as a junior barrister specialising in civil litigation in Hamilton.

Work highlights

Assisting on large scale High Court litigation

against a prominent New Zealand exporter

Advising liquidators

on cryptocurrency and digital property matters

Advising private clients

on joint venture and shareholder disputes

Acting for liquidators

in applying to the High Court for directions under the Companies Act 1993 on novel issues not contemplated by the Act

Acting for District Health Boards

on a range of matters including High Court proceedings involving contractual and misrepresentation claims, and Australian proceedings involving the application of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (Australian)

Acting for the Accident Compensation Corporation

at review and District Court level


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


Bridie McKinnon

Bridie McKinnon

Senior Associate, Wellington

Bridie specialises in a broad range of litigation matters across various jurisdictions. She advises on contractual disputes…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3563
  • M +64 21 0252 8460