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Richard Hutchison

Senior Associate

Litigation & dispute resolution

Richard is an experienced commercial litigator, specialising in construction and insurance matters.

He has particular experience in product liability claims, insurance and contractual disputes, and statutory liability claims. Before joining Chapman Tripp in 2016, Richard worked at boutique litigation firm in Wellington.

Recent highlights

  • Representing James Hardie in significant weathertightness litigation claims, including appearing as counsel in a lengthy High Court trial.
  • Advising a District Health Board on issues related to procurement of significant construction works.
  • Acting for an insurer on numerous litigation claims arising out of the Canterbury Earthquakes.
  • Acting for Fire and Emergency New Zealand in relation to recovery of costs for various rural fires.
  • Representing a gas company in a long-running dispute relating to gas processing entitlements, arising out of a prior arbitral award.


  • Member of the Society of Construction Law.

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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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Ten new promotions at Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp is pleased to announce the promotion of 10 new senior solicitors across its three offices.

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