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Minter Ellison Rudd Watts strengthens insurance & litigation

8 August 2014

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts strengthens its national insurance and litigation team by appointing UK expert

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts is pleased to announce the appointment of leading insurance and negotiation expert, Toby Gee, as a Special Counsel.

Toby Gee – Special Counsel
London barrister Toby Gee, who is recommended in the international research directories Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, has joined the firm’s Wellington office.

Toby has more than 20 years’ experience as independent counsel specialising in insurance, professional negligence, commercial, engineering and construction, product liability and medico-legal litigation. He has a particular interest in complex cases involving technical or scientific evidence.

He is also an accredited mediator through ADR Group (UK) and LEADR (NZ), and has been recognised as a Mediator and Corporate Panel Member by the Dispute Board Federation.

In the UK, his insurer clients include AIG, Allianz, Aviva, the Medical Protection Society, QBE and Zurich. He has acted for large international public companies including Siemens and Bosch, public bodies such as the UK’s National Health Service and local authorities.

Toby commented:

“Following the earthquakes in Christchurch and Wellington, the quantity and complexity of New Zealand insurance claims is growing and of global significance. I bring a broad range of strategic experience advising and representing clients in hard-fought and challenging disputes, often in novel or abstruse commercial situations. I am excited about joining the dynamic and forward-thinking insurance and litigation team at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts and look forward to working with our clients.”

In announcing the appointment Mark Weenink, Managing Partner, said:

“Toby is an important addition to our national insurance practice and formidable dispute resolution team. His extensive international litigation experience means he is in an ideal position to help clients with large scale insurance and commercial disputes, the likes of which New Zealand is only now experiencing.”

About Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts is a top tier New Zealand law firm. The firm is known for providing clients with technically excellent legal solutions and innovative advice, contributing as trusted advisors who work alongside clients to ensure their success. They are proud to be a New Zealand law firm with a global outlook and reach. They have offices in Auckland and Wellington, but also have the unique ability to access a worldwide network of offices, advisors and markets through the Minter Ellison Legal Group, a leading firm in the Asia-Pacific.

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