Paul Hunter Partner

Paul is a senior partner in our litigation team.  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.  Paul has over 25 years experience in civil litigation and dispute resolution.  

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


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
  • Defamation and social media/internet law
  • Insolvency and liquidation
  • Wills, estate and trust litigation



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