Julia Adams Julia Adams

Julia Adams

Senior Solicitor

Litigation & dispute resolution

Specialising in the conduct of complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Julia advises clients on a diverse range of matters including property, contract, company, insolvency, trust, and finance law issues.

Julia is an experienced courtroom advocate, having appeared as counsel in the Court of Appeal, High Court and District Court, and in alternative dispute resolution forums, such as mediations. Before joining Chapman Tripp, she practised as a junior barrister at Shortland Chambers. She has appeared both as sole counsel and as junior counsel in civil and criminal matters, and has represented clients in jury and judge-only trials. She also has experience in representing defendants in actions brought by regulators.

Julia was formerly a judges’ clerk at the Auckland High Court. She tutored public law at The University of Auckland, and her work on the constitutional implications of discrimination claims under the Bill of Rights Act was published by the New Zealand Law Review in 2016.

Recent highlights

  • Assisted ANZ in relation to the liquidation of NZX-listed CBL Corporation Limited.
  • Advised Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency on property-related issues arising from substantial motorway upgrading projects.
  • Assisted ASX-listed BlueScope Steel in defending a breach of contract claim.
  • Appeared as junior counsel in a High Court trial for a finance company defending a class action dispute.
  • Advised a hotel chain on a contract/partnership dispute and another on a shareholders/board dispute.
  • Represented businesses being investigated by the Commerce Commission for alleged regulatory breaches.
  • Advised a major retailer in respect of lease issues.
  • Acted for a company seeking to recover assets in a fraud investigation.
  • Appeared in the Court of Appeal in relation to a dispute between iwi over the outcome of an arbitration relating to an historic land ownership claim.

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