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Xin Yee Lau

Senior Solicitor

Litigation & dispute resolution

Xin Yee specialises in civil litigation and dispute resolution.

She has particular interests in contract, tort, property and public disputes and has acted for a wide range of clients, including on complex and large disputes. Xin Yee has appeared as counsel in the High Court.

Prior to joining Chapman Tripp, Xin Yee was a Judge’s Clerk at the Court of Appeal of New Zealand.

Recent highlights:

  • Assisting a client with claims in negligence and Rylands v Fletcher.
  • Representing Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in novel tikanga-based claims in the High Court relating to freshwater, and advising on other matters including judicial review and Waitangi Tribunal proceedings.
  • Advising clients on disputes regarding commercial leases, including on misrepresentation.
  • Advising clients on disputes regarding commercial sale and purchase agreements, including on warranties and issues affecting settlement.
  • Assisting in defending James Hardie in two proceedings regarding building product liability and weathertightness, in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
  • Assisting a high net-worth individual with breach of trust and fiduciary duties claims.


  • Member of Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association (AWLA).
  • Member of New Zealand Asian Lawyers (NZAL).


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