Phone: +64 9 300 3839
Mobile: +64 21 338 189
Litigation/Dispute resolution and negotiation; Product liability, professional indemnity & public liability insurance law; Insurance claims advice; Medico-Legal; Employment Law; Insolvency related litigation
BSc (Hons), De Montfort University, UK 1990
Prior to joining DLA Phillips Fox, Marie Evans was a partner for a top 100 UK legal firm, where she was Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution and a Management Board Member.
Before this she was a partner with another top UK legal firm. She was Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution with that firm, and Managing Partner of the East Midlands office.
Marie’s clients in New Zealand and the UK have included blue chip companies, major utilities, insurance organisations, Hospital Trusts, major pharmaceutical companies, pre-clinical drug research and development companies, Care home providers, construction organisations, advertising agencies, major engineering and manufacturing companies, distribution and transportation companies, large retailers, medical and non-medical professionals.
Marie is experienced in dealing with:
- Commercial contractual disputes
- Professional negligence claims
- Disciplinary proceedings
- Employment disputes
- Product liability claims
- Restraint of trade issues
- Injunctive relief claims
- Shareholder/partnership disputes
She is also experienced in the various forms of dispute resolution including arbitration, adjudication and mediation.
Marie was recognised by UK Legal 500 and Chambers publications as follows: “Described by clients as ‘extremely impressive’ and ‘totally professional dealing with understanding and encouragement to bring actions to a speedy and successful conclusion’”.
Advising upon and preparing evidence to put before the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the building failures caused by the Canterbury earthquakes. This case attracted significant media interest.
Acts for a variety of insurers including ACE Insurance Limited, ACS (NZ) Limited, and Lloyds of London Syndicates.