Melissa Russell

Special Counsel

027 587 2204
melissa@ricespeir.co.nz
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Melissa is a Special Counsel in our civil litigation team. Melissa has worked on many complex commercial and construction disputes both in New Zealand and overseas, including London, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Making complex matters easy to understand is Melissa’s strength.  She is focused on achieving the best outcome for her clients and enjoys working with her clients to achieve practical solutions.  Melissa regularly represents clients in the High Court and at mediation.

She is foremost an insurance specialist, working on many complex claims and coverage disputes including Directors and Officers claims. Melissa’s insurance / reinsurance practice includes experience advising on the interpretation and drafting of commercial lines policies, reinsurance agreements and multi line global master policies across all lines in many jurisdictions.

Principal Areas of Practice:

  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Insurance Claims
  • Regulatory advice for insurers
  • Risk Management