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



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


2000, New Zealand

Specialising in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Edward has a particular interest in construction, product liability and property-related issues.

Edward started his law career as a Judges’ Clerk before joining Chapman Tripp.

He has expertise in a broad range of disputes, including those arising from product liability, construction and property issues, business acquisitions, regulatory prosecution, general contract and tort.

Edward is also Chair of Chapman Tripp's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.This Committee administers the firm’s substantial portfolio of pro bono work, as well as our sustainability and environmental initiatives.

Recent highlights

  • Advises James Hardie New Zealand on weathertight homes litigation, including two significant class actions.
  • Representing the Ministry of Health in a complex dispute over the construction of a hospital, including substantial delay and cost claims.
  • Acting for a major New Zealand contractor in claims arising from an abortive infrastructure project in the Pacific Islands.
  • Advising a major New Zealand electricity generator on issues arising from the design and construction of a new geothermal plant, including claims for defective design and under the available business interruption insurance policy.
  • Advising NZ Transport Agency on a range of property and construction-related issues arising from substantial motorway upgrading projects.
  • Acting for an offshore bank in multi-jurisdictional proceedings required to enforce security over New Zealand properties.


Building Industry Federation board member

Corporate & commercial; Insurance; Litigation & dispute resolution; Private equity; Property & real estate; Regulatory law; Tax





Construction & major projects; Energy & natural resources; Government; Infrastructure