Paul Hunter Partner

Paul specialises in general, civil and commercial litigation. For many of our clients, he’s our ‘go-to guy’ for dispute resolution, both in and out of court, mediation and arbitration.

Paul joined Simpson Western in 2004 and became a partner in 2008. His areas of expertise include construction disputes as well as contractual and property disputes.

Before joining Simpson Western, Paul worked for a leading provincial law firm for nine years – although he’s now a firm believer in the advantages of working (and living) on the Shore!


“I love the Takapuna lifestyle with such a wide range of parks and beaches close by. I have lived and worked in Takapuna ever since I moved to Auckland and I wouldn't choose to live anywhere else.”


Paul’s areas of expertise

  • Civil litigation
  • Dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration
  • Commercial and contractual disputes
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Land and leasing disputes
  • Company and shareholder disputes
  • Insurance law
  • Competition and Fair Trading Act advice
  • Defamation law



LLB Victoria University of Wellington 1993


Professional Memberships

Barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

New Zealand Law Society

NZ Law

Member of the Society of Construction Law New Zealand Inc