In this series of articles, we outline the key developments and anticipated trends in the disputes landscape over the next 12 months.

Click below to read our litigation predictions and what our experts believe the impact could be for your business.

The next 12 months will bring more claims against large corporates and their directors and senior managers in relation to greenwashing and/or environmental damage caused by their operations and value chains.

Read Part 1 here.

The courts will continue to see an increase in proceedings relating to cyber-attacks and data breaches.

Read Part 2 here.

Overseas courts are already grappling with novel and complex litigation resulting from GenAi use, and we expect to see this replicated in New Zealand before long.

Read Part 3 here.

Litigation relating to online harm will continue to increase in line with advances in technology and the spread of misinformation and disinformation.

Read Part 4 here.

We predict class action proceedings will continue their growth trajectory in New Zealand over the next 12 months resulting from a mix of factors including the increased presence of litigation funders in the market. 

Read Part 5 here.

With New Zealand’s economy in recession, we predict an increase in insolvency-related disputes and litigation over next 12 months.

Read Part 6 here.

Over the next 12 months, we expect to continue to see high numbers of project disputes relating to both time delays and costs. 

Read Part 7 here.

Tikanga Māori will increasingly play a part in a wide range of litigation, including commercial disputes.

Read Part 8 here.


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