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I joined the Saunders & Co litigation team in 2019. My focus is on civil litigation including insurance matters, construction disputes, debt recovery and employment matters.
Prior to joining Saunders & Co, I was a litigation solicitor with a Christchurch firm. I developed specialised knowledge in earthquake insurance matters, class action litigation, incorporated society disputes, relationship property, employment matters and alternative dispute resolution.
During my legal studies at University of Canterbury I clerked at a local barrister’s chambers. There, I gained valuable experience with top Queen’s Counsel and barristers working on insurance disputes, professional negligence and disciplinary matters, commercial, property and family disputes, public law matters, Coronial inquests and defending regulatory agency prosecutions.
I enjoy working with clients to develop pathways through complex and thorny issues. I endeavour to help each client achieve resolutions that are suitable for their individual circumstances; whether through negotiation, Court proceedings or alternative dispute resolution. My clients appreciate my delivery of pragmatic advice with warmth and empathy.
I am a member of Canterbury Womens Legal Association and the New Zealand Animal Law Association. I am also a consultant to the committee of a local animal rescue organisation.
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What my Clients Say
“Jessica and David were very prompt, helpful, and knowledgeable for my case which really took the stress out of the processes we were navigating. A great team – thank you so much both.”