William Cheyne William Cheyne

William Cheyne
Senior Solicitor

Litigation & dispute resolution

Specialising in the conduct of complex commercial litigation, William advises clients on a wide range of commercial disputes, involving property, construction, competition, tax, and international law aspects.

William began his career as a judges’ clerk at the Auckland High Court, where he gained valuable insights into New Zealand’s court system.

He has appeared in the High Court and District Court and helped clients obtain urgent injunctive relief. His experience across the New Zealand court system means he can provide you clear and focused advice on how to navigate complicated commercial disputes.

Outside the court system, William’s experience extends to alternative forms of dispute resolution including mediation, judicial settlement conferences, construction adjudications and dispute boards. With this experience he can help you resolve disputes swiftly and cost effectively.

William’s postgraduate study at New York University, has provided him with insights into complex and international litigation. He applies this knowledge to help clients working across global boundaries resolve their most complicated disputes.

Recent highlights

  • Advised Kawarau Village Holdings Limited on its defence of a trespass claim based on the presence of underground retaining structures.
  • Acted for a major trading bank in its defence of claims relating to the alleged misselling of financial products.
  • Advised James Hardie New Zealand on a significant weathertightness claim.
  • Assisted several clients with construction contracts disputes involving major infrastructure projects.
  • Advised clients on competition and consumer law issues.

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