Partner, Wellington

Seb Bisley

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Profile

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

Seb is described in the Legal 500 2016 as an "excellent advocate" and is recommended as a litigator and insolvency lawyer in the Legal 500 2017, AsiaLaw 2017 and Doyle's Insolvency Guide 2016 and 2017.  He is admitted in both England and New Zealand, and has an LLM in competition law from Durham University.

Seb has appeared at all levels of the New Zealand courts.  He regularly appears in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

  • Member of RITANZ


Work highlights

Acting for a group of creditors

in a case concerning novel issues of class construction under the Companies Act, appealed to the Supreme Court. (Advicewise People Ltd & Ors v Trends Publishing Ltd [2016] NZHC 2119 (High Court), [2017] NZCA 365 (Court of Appeal), [2018] NZSC 54 (Supreme Court))

Acting for Contact Energy

in an application for declarations as to the effect of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 on electricity (Contact Energy Ltd v Moreau [2018] NZHC 2884)

Applying for orders to transfer land

under the Property Law Act 2007 (Clarke v McAlister [2018] NZHC 1749)

Acting for Contact Energy

in complex intellectual property claim (Siemens (NZ) Ltd v General Electric International Inc & Contact Energy Ltd)

Acting for Accident Compensation Corporation

in relation to the DePuy hip prosthesis failure (Sellwood & Ors v Accident Compensation Corporation [2017] NZHC 2604)

Acting for English trustees

in bankruptcy seeking recovery of assets in New Zealand (Leeds & Wood v Richards & Anor [2016] NZHC 1191; [2016] NZHC 2314)

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Scott Barker

Scott Barker

Partner, Wellington

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

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Peter Niven

Peter Niven

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Peter specialises in litigation, insolvency and credit recovery. He advises both private and public sector clients on a broad range...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0434
  • M +64 21 827 208

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Oliver Gascoigne

Oliver Gascoigne

Senior Associate, Wellington

Oliver specialises in litigation and dispute resolution. He has particular expertise in commercial, banking and finance...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0938
  • M +64 27 388 9788

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