James Bardsley James Bardsley

James Bardsley
Senior Solicitor

Litigation & dispute resolution

James has particular experience advising insurers on life, disability, liability, and natural disaster claims.

Experienced in a variety of litigation and dispute resolution matters, he has also advised insurers on non-contentious matters, including regulatory compliance and policy drafting.

Before joining Chapman Tripp, James worked at a specialist insurance litigation firm in London. He acted for insurers on a range of contentious matters, focusing on product liability claims.

Recent highlights

  • Acting for insurers defending claims under life and disability insurance policies.
  • Advising an international insurer in respect of its legal and regulatory obligations in operating in New Zealand.
  • Acting for an insurer on numerous litigation claims arising out of the Canterbury Earthquakes.


  • New Zealand Insurance Lawyers Association.

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