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Stuart Dalzell Partner

Stuart Dalzell is an experienced advocate who has appeared numerous times in the District Court, High Court, Employment Court, Weathertight Homes Tribunal, and as a junior counsel in the Court of Appeal. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, specialising in insurance, leaky building litigation and employment law.

Admitted in 1998, Stuart has over 15 years’ experience in litigation and dispute resolution.

Stuart became a partner at Parker and Associates in April 2014.

Stuart is an experienced negotiator and has represented clients in numerous mediations including employment, weathertight homes and general commercial mediations.

Stuart is currently on the New Zealand Law Society Civil Litigation and Tribunal Committee.

Stuart’s recent highlights include:

  • St Paul’s Apartments
    Representing the Body Corporate and owners in one of the largest multi-unit complex claims to come before the Weathertight Homes Tribunal
  • Advising the claimants in a successful appeal from a decision of the Weathertight Homes Tribunal, resulting in the restoration of 40 units to a large multi-unit leaky building claim.
  • Extensive experience in defective building claims including several large multi-unit complex claims (e.g. Stadium Gardens).
  • Acting for vendors in leaky building claims brought by current owners of stand-alone homes.
  • Defending Commerce Commission s36 prosecutions relating to dial-up internet access (junior counsel in High Court).
  • Advising on all workplace related legislation, including the Employment Relations Act, Holidays Act, Protected Disclosures Act, Parental Leave and Employment Protections Act, Kiwisaver Act, Human Rights Act, Health and Safety in Employment Act and the Privacy Act.