Laura Fraser Laura Fraser

Laura Fraser


Litigation & dispute resolution

Laura advises clients on a broad range of commercial disputes, including corporate and regulatory matters, as well as general contract and tort issues.

Specialising in the conduct of complex commercial litigation, Laura has represented clients in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court and has acted in alternative dispute resolution forums. She has particular expertise in contentious private and public law, including insurance disputes, directors’ liability claims, construction disputes and administrative law claims.

Laura began her career as a judges’ clerk at the Supreme Court of New Zealand before completing post graduate studies at the University of Oxford.

She is recognised as a next generation lawyer by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 and in The Legal 500’s Arbitration Powerlist 2022 - Australasia Region.

Recent highlights

  • Acted in high profile litigation against directors of failed finance companies.
  • Acted for various iwi governance entities in judicial review claims.
  • Advised and acted for Hollywood studios on a range of matters, including in pre-judgment asset protection proceedings.
  • Advised on various contentious aspects of large scale corporate insolvency.
  • Acted on a range of contentious intellectual property matters.
  • Advised on high-value product liability disputes.

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Tikanga Māori supports successful Westhaven decision for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

In a decision made by the High Court, the Environment Court has jurisdiction to consider, and make findings about, the relative strengths of hapu and iwi relationships in an area affected by a resource consent application – delivering a successful outcome for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

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