Hannah Jaques

Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution

Hannah is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team.

Hannah specialises in commercial litigation.  She has particular expertise in insurance, banking and financial and contractual disputes.  Hannah is experienced in acting for both plaintiffs and defendants in high-value, complex litigation in the High Court and in arbitration.  She regularly settles cases in mediation. Hannah’s practice also encompasses the provision of strategic legal advice, including in relation to regulatory matters.

Hannah regularly acts for insurers, brokers and insureds (both independently and on instruction from insurers).  She has experience in advising on and acting in disputes over material damage and business interruption claims, professional indemnity, marine insurance and carriers’ liability insurance among others.  She also acts for financial institutions in debt recovery and enforcement matters.

Hannah also has an interest in defamation and has appeared before both the High Court and Court of Appeal in defamation proceedings.

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Professional background


  • 2014, New Zealand


  • BA, LLB (Hons) University of Auckland


  • Insurance issues and disputes
  • Banking and finance litigation
  • Commercial disputes