“To me success is about honing one’s judgement to a point where a successful outcome is achieved at the most effective time in the life of a dispute. That could be in the first week or it could be in Court. My skill is choosing which time is best.”
Is one of New Zealand’s leading specialists in insurance law and litigation. His knowledge and experience in acting for underwriters has resulted in him being instructed in numerous high profile insurance cases. He also has wide experience in commercial litigation, in particular litigation relating to contract and construction based disputes.
A founding partner of Heaney Jones and Jones Fee, Greg has over 35 years of experience in practising insurance law and litigation. Greg is the co-author of the New Zealand Commentary of Halsbury’s Law of Insurance.
He has most recently been involved in resolving some of the largest claims ever seen in this country, which have arisen out of the Christchurch earthquakes. His ability to deal with complex claims and achieve resolution in high pressure complex situations was acknowledged when he was instructed to represent a large group of property insurance underwriters in the five week power outage that occurred in Auckland in 1998.
Greg’s expertise in professional liability and disciplinary matters has resulted in him having a significant involvement as defence counsel for the veterinary profession for over 25 years; a recognition of his ability to gain and retain the confidence of professionals in high profile career related cases. Greg has been instructed in major Director’s liability cases. His practice has also focused on construction insurance risks; public and product liability, and health and disability cover.