Colette practices across a range of insurance areas. She acts for insurers and their clients in general and statutory liability claims. Colette has worked on a number of high profile cases involving directors and officers liability issues. Colette has particular expertise in financial market litigation from her time working for the regulator.

  • Prosecuting companies for breaches of the Financial Reporting Act and other Financial Market legislation.
  • Successfully defending an appeal of the Financial Market Authorities powers to de-register an entity from the Financial Service Providers Register.
  • Advising on investigations into market manipulation, broker obligations and fair dealing requirements.
  • Junior on a successful arbitration for a dispute under a commercial lease.
  • Defending a Health and Safety prosecution relating to the failure of a braking system that caused a large scale crash of a 16 wheel truck.
  • Advising and advocating for a client on law reform relating to the extension of protections relating to unfair contract terms in the Fair Trading Act.
Areas of Expertise
  • Directors + Officers Liability
  • Financial Institutions
  • Inquiries, Investigations + Prosecutions

Industry Representation
  • Financial Institutions + Services

Professional Affiliations
  • Banking and Finance Services Law Association