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Insurance Disputes


Disputes with insurers, whether for personal or property claims, can be frustrating. If you believe your claim is being treated unfairly, our insurance dispute lawyers can advise you on your position and work with you to raise a challenge if there are grounds on which to do so. 

Our team can assist you with insurance disputes including:

  • Assessing whether you have a valid claim.
  • Assisting in the claims process.
  • Your options when you have a claim declined.
  • Negotiating with your insurer.

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Our clients are individuals and families, companies and trusts, charities, hapū and iwi. We pride ourselves in caring for our clients, making their lives easier through the long-standing relationships we build with them. 

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McCaw Lewis is driven by three key values: Whāia te iti kahurangiManaakitanga and Kotahitanga.


We offer a comprehensive suite of legal services with a focus on commercial, Te Tiriti o Waitangipropertydispute resolutionasset planningenvironmental/natural resourcesworkplace law and Māori land

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Dispute Resolution Articles


Contracting Out Agreements: Protecting Your Assets in a Relationship or Marriage

Ensuring you and your significant other are on the same page when it comes to your shared and separate assets gives you both peace of mind. This article outlines how you can make your mutual understanding official with a Contracting Out Agreement. 

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Relationship Property v Entitlement Under a Will

When a spouse dies, it can be a challenging time for the one left behind. After the grieving, organising the funeral and saying goodbye, a surviving spouse or partner will normally turn to the will. Few people know the surviving spouse has a choice between taking their entitlement under the will or applying to the court for a division of the relationship property.

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“Put Up or Shut Up” – A Valuable Trustee Tool

Being a trustee is an onerous duty, particularly when someone is alleging they have a claim against you personally as a trustee or that they have a claim against the property of the trust/estate you are administering.  Section 135 of the Trusts Act 2019, formerly section 75 of the Trustee Act 1956, provides an effective, but not often utilised, solution – it enables you to require the person making the allegation to “put up or shut up”.

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