Alex joined Parry Field in 2015. He specialises in civil litigation and dispute resolution, with experience resolving complex legal issues for clients both in and outside of the Courts. Alex has particular expertise acting in disputes involving insurance, construction, insolvency, commercial leases, trusts & estates, and family law disputes. He has represented clients in arbitrations, a variety of tribunals, and at all levels of the New Zealand Courts
Alex is active in the community, having previously served on the executive committee of the Alliance francaise de Christchurch, and the board of his local church. He currently holds office as the Vice Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch. He is also supports the Board of Hagar (UK), a charity working to support the rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking.
Outside of the office, you may find him enjoying a glass of vintage red with a good book, running along the Port Hills, doing some DIY renovations, on the piste at his local fencing club, or pulling out some tunes on piano. Alex is also fluent in French and conversant in Spanish.
Alex holds an LLB(Hons) and BA (French & political science majors) from the University of Canterbury. In 2020, Alex completed further study in international politics, trade & finance and international law, graduating with an MSt from the University of Oxford.
Hortiventure Ltd v Alpine Sun Ltd  NZHC 2130;
A successful strike out application against a landlord arising out of commercial lease dispute.
Gull v Smart NZHC 2566;
In this custody proceeding, the father successfully opposed the mother’s application to relocate the parties’ son to Australia. The result was upheld on appeal in the High Court.
Lee v IAG New Zealand Ltd  NZHC 2626;  Lloyd’s Rep. IR 345;
Litigation concerning the interpretation of an insurance policy, and an insurer’s liability for interest on a payment obligation in an insurance contract.
Black Rock Administration Ltd v IAG New Zealand Ltd  NZHC 3450;
The insured obtained costs against IAG in litigation relating to its material damage claims caused by the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, after Black Rock was able to successfully settle its claims.
Redline NZ Ltd v Conveyor Technology Ltd NZHC 1083;
The respondent company succeeded in opposing an application to set aside a statutory demand, and had the debtor company immediately placed into liquidation by deploying a rarely used procedure in the Companies Act.
Moore v IAG New Zealand Ltd  NZHC 1549; IAG New Zealand Ltd v Moore  NZCA 319; IAG New Zealand Ltd v Moore  NZSC 122
Successful appeal from the High Court, overturning a decision that aggregated two different losses (from two different earthquakes) for the purposes of an insurance policy. Successful opposition to IAG’s application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.