Specialisations

Arbitration
Civil Appeals
Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Company Law
Contract
Construction Disputes
Insolvency
Insurance
Joint Ventures
Mediation
Professional Disciplinary Issues
Professional Negligence
Tort
Tribunals
Trusts, Wills & Estates
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Ben Walker

03 260 3106

022 325 4106

ben.walker@canterburychambers.co.nz

PO Box 36374
Christchurch 8146

View Ben Walker's CV

I am an experienced commercial/ civil litigation specialist.

I have 13 years experience in private practice in a law firm context and as in-house counsel, both in New Zealand and Australia. I joined the independent bar in August 2015.

I have a particular interest in civil litigation, having both prosecuted and defended numerous claims against lawyers, accountants, engineers, architects and other professionals. I have also acted in relation to many contractual disputes and insolvency matters.

While I always recommend alternative dispute resolution to resolve matters (an area I am well practised in), I have significant experience in both the New Zealand court system as well as in the Queensland and Australian Federal courts.

Recently, I have developed significant expertise in relation to earthquake insurance claims, both commercial and residential. I am available to take instructions against a number of insurance companies in this context.

I began practice as a criminal lawyer and maintain an interest in this area. I am available to undertake criminal defence work.