Murray Branch

Consultant, Litigation

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Email: murray.branch@harkness.co.nz

Direct Dial: +64 7 834 6686

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Murray is a senior litigator who is regularly engaged as lead counsel in large scale commercial disputes.  Murray is widely respected for his particular expertise in contract, company and insolvency law and has argued cases that have created new or clarified existing law in all these areas.

Murray also specialises in the use of alternative forms of dispute resolution, with the aim of resolving disputes without the need to resort to the courts.  In addition to his advocacy role, Murray has acted as arbitrator and mediator to assist other parties resolve disputes. 

Murray has had extensive commercial experience prior to practicing law, including management of substantial commercial litigation, which provides him with an increased understanding of the litigation process from the client’s perspective.  This non-law based experience means that he is able to assess the case from both a legal and commercial perspective which helps in isolating the key issues that require resolution.