New appointment now leads the firm’s litigation practice in Rotorua
Holland Beckett has announced the promotion of James McDougall to the firm’s partnership, according to the New Zealand Law Society.
McDougall is an expert in civil litigation, advising clients on a broad range of contentious issues and regularly appearing in courts and various tribunals. He now leads Holland Beckett’s litigation practice in Rotorua.
Prior to joining the firm in 2017, McDougall specialised in insurance litigation and professional indemnity defence claims, both in New Zealand and London. He maintains an interest in professional negligence cases and regularly acts against negligent advisors, while taking defence instructions for insureds.
McDougall also provides contentious and non-contentious unit title advice for body corporates and their committees, and individual unit owners.
His other areas of expertise include shareholder disputes, insolvency and director claims, trustees and estate claims, aviation regulation, and property, lease, and Māori land disputes.
McDougall earned his law degree in Canterbury University in 2011 and was admitted to the bar in the same year.