Edward Scorgie

Edward Scorgie

Edward Scorgie

Partner, Auckland

Litigation & dispute resolution

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T:+64 9 357 8989

M:+64 27 256 4601

E:edward.scorgie@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

BA, LLB (Hons), University of Auckland; LLM, University of Cambridge

Admitted

2000, New Zealand

Edward specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution.  

Edward has expertise in a broad range of disputes, including those arising from business acquisitions, anti-trust regulation and prosecution, product liability, property and construction issues, corporate insolvency, general contract, and tort. He has a particular interest in trust and equity problems in the commercial context. 

Edward is a member of the New Zealand Law Society Legislation Committee and a board member of the Building Industry Federation. He is also Chair of Chapman Tripp's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee.  Edward started his law career as a Judges’ Clerk and joined Chapman Tripp in 2002.

Recent experience

Edward has:

  • acted in significant property litigation for the shareholders of Edison, the owner of a large development site in Silverdale, on a disputed sale transaction with Cornerstone Group
  • acted for Vector in a major judicial review proceeding challenging the Commerce Commission’s decision to impose price control on natural gas distribution services
  • advised James Hardie New Zealand in relation to weathertight homes litigation
  • represented the trustee of a number of unit trusts in complex litigation regarding the distribution of post-liquidation tax refunds
  • successfully defended the vendor of a substantial agricultural business against warranty claims brought about by the purchaser in relation to land contamination and accounting practices, and
  • assisted with the representation of Diagnostic Medlab in litigation with Auckland region's District Health Boards over pathology services in Auckland.
Litigation & dispute resolution

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Construction & major projects; Infrastructure; Power

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