Partner - Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Nick Frith is a Partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team.
Nick specialises in commercial litigation. He has significant experience in contract and tort claims, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as in providing strategic dispute resolution advice. Nick is experienced in alternative dispute resolution processes.
Nick has a particular focus on insurance disputes across all areas of the industry. He regularly acts for insurers, brokers and insureds (both independently and on instruction from insurers). He has experience in defending negligence claims against brokers, advising on, negotiating and litigating property damage and business interruption claims (both for insurers and insureds), income protection insurance claims, warranty insurance claims and in defending insured clients in Worksafe and other regulatory investigations. He also acts for lending institutions in debt recovery and enforcement matters.
Nick spent time on secondment at a major international insurance broking firm which gave him invaluable insight.
Nick is listed as a Rising Star in the Insurance section of Legal 500’s 2019 Asia-Pacific guide.
Aon New Zealand
Advised and represented Aon in a significant claim brought by Lyttelton Port Company
Medical Assurance Society
Advising on MAS’ Canterbury earthquake claim resolution and litigation strategy.
Global insurance broker
Acted for a global insurance broker in a dispute over client ownership.
Acting for Lloyd’s Syndicates insurers in a large-scale agricultural insurance claim involving hundreds of underlying claimants.
Acting for an orchard manager in claims brought by an orchard owner arising from alleged negligence and breach of contract.
Advised a global insurer on a significant cyber insurance claim.
- LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Auckland
- Commercial and Corporate Disputes
- Insurance Issues and Disputes
- Banking and Finance Litigation
- Privacy and Data Protection Disputes
- Ranked as a Next Generation Partner – Dispute Resolution and Insurance, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific