Julia Adams Julia Adams

Julia Adams

Senior Associate
Auckland

Litigation & dispute resolution

Specialising in the conduct of complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Julia is skilled at taking a complicated matter and making it simple, whether in advice to clients or in Court documents.

She advises clients on a diverse range of matters with particular expertise in trust, finance, insolvency, contract, and property 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

  • Acted for the plaintiff in a fraud claim relating to a complex trust structure.
  • Acted for the receivers in respect of claims arising out of the collapse of FE Investments Limited.
  • Assisted ANZ in relation to the liquidation of NZX-listed CBL Corporation Limited.
  • Acted for James Hardie in two major class actions regarding weathertight homes and building product liability.
  • 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.

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Senior Associates group

Celebrating eight new senior associates

Julia Adams, Liora Bercovitch, William Cheyne, Richard Hutchison, Tom Jemson, Rachael Jones, Guy Jones, and Rosa McPhee have been promoted, recognising their expertise and contribution to the firm.

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