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Emily Whiteside

Emily Whiteside

Senior Associate

M: +64 27 704 9663

T:+64 3 345 9541








Emily specialises in insurance-related and civil litigation.

She advises insurer and insured clients in relation to professional indemnity advice as well as statutory liability, public and products liability and general liability matters.  She has acted for a number of different professionals including valuers, solicitors, real estate agents, accountants, financial advisers, insurance brokers and architects in professional negligence proceedings.

Emily has court experience as well as experience in alternative dispute forums, particularly mediations.

She is on the committee of the Canterbury Women's Legal Association.

Recent Experience

Emily has:
  • appeared as junior counsel in the Royal Commission in respect to the Pike River Limited Coal tragedy for the New Zealand Mines Rescue Service
  • acted for valuers in relation to professional negligence claims
  • acted for professional organisations in relation to claims arising out of the Christchurch earthquake
  • appeared for various clients in respect to Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 matters, including a number of sentencings as well as successfully defending a professional charged under this legislation in relation to a fatal accident
  • represented real estate agents in relation to misrepresentation claims as well as complaints to the Real Estate Agents Authority
  • assisted with representing receivers pursuant to a professional indemnity policy in their successful defence of a High Court claim brought by the shareholder/director.