Matthew Ferrier

Senior Associate - Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Matthew is a senior associate in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.

He has a broad range of experience in this area, working for both private and public sector clients.  Recent work includes assisting with Companies Act and insolvency litigation; claims for interference with privacy; high profile prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office and Inland Revenue Department; regulatory matters, enforcement action under, for example, financial markets, health and safety and resource management legislation; and a range of professional disciplinary proceedings.

Prior to joining MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Matthew worked for the office of the Crown Solicitor in Wellington.  He has regularly appeared in the District Court and the High Court, as well as before various professional disciplinary bodies and tribunals.  Matthew has also appeared in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, assisting with complex appeals in connection with prosecutions for serious and complex fraud, and tax evasion.

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Professional background


  • 2009, New Zealand


  • LLM, University of Auckland
  • LLB, Victoria University of Wellington