Mon 29 June | 4:00PM - 6:15PM | Rydges Hotel (behind District Court) MAP

Representative actions are increasing in New Zealand. With potentially large numbers of plaintiffs, the complexities of procedure, case management, funding and insurance must be carefully managed. This seminar will dispel misinformation and provide key information on the representative action legal landscape, explain how you can secure funding and insurance for these actions, and include practical tips from those involved in running and defending such claims.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain insight into the utility and risks of representative actions.
  • Understand the current legal issues relating to representative actions and litigation funding in New Zealand.
  • Learn, from experienced personnel, how to effectively build, manage and defend a representative action.
  • Become better positioned to secure funding for your clients for payment of your fees, by understanding the legal position.

Who should attend?

All lawyers who deal with large-scale disputes. Accountants, insolvency practitioners and Chief Financial Officers may also benefit from attending.

In person registration only

Please note this page is only for registration to attend in person.

To register to attend via live stream click here.

Presenters

Oliver Meech
Partner
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Catherine Levermore
Senior Associate
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Patricia Mills
Barrister
Redmond Chambers

Adina Thorn
Principal
Adina Thorn Lawyers

Adina Thorn has considerable expertise in commercial litigation, property litigation and dispute resolution. Adina holds degrees in both Property and Law (Honours) from the University of Auckland and has appeared before all of the Courts of New Zealand. Adina is currently leading a NZ$100 million+ proposed class action involving plaster-clad buildings.

Chair

The Honourable Justice Asher