About our services
Chris is a skilled advocate, with experience settling claims through:
- Informal channels with insurers, employers, service providers and other organisations
- Dispute resolution schemes
- Alternative dispute resolution, working with some of New Zealand's best mediators
- The Courts.
Going to Court
Suing someone, or being sued, is a complicated, time consuming process. It is nothing like the American TV shows you've seen. Despite this going to court can often be the most useful tool in enforcing or protecting your rights. Like climbing a mountain, to have the best chance of achieving your goals, you need a guide who knows the terrain, and can help you choose the best route. Assure Legal will help you achieve your goals.
The Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Tribunal
In 2019, the Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Tribunal (CEIT) was established. It provides an expert forum for resolving earthquake insurance disputes with flexible and cost effective mechanisms. There are marked advantages to taking claims in the CEIT than the time consuming expensive and prescriptive mechanisms available in the Courts. Chris handled one of the first cases to go through a full hearing in the Tribunal and can offer expert advice in the process and legal issues.
Call us first
The law is a complicated, because modern life is complicated. There are as many different areas of law as there are sections of the library. If you have a problem which is outside of the areas we practice in we can help you to make contact with the right people to help you.
Assure Legal's main focus is insurance law, but we also have experience in other areas of the law; employment, Accident Compensation, professional complaints, medico legal, and other civil actions. If you have a dispute and need help to resolve it, Assure Legal can set you in the right direction.