David Neutze


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Areas of expertise

Disputes, Employment, Health & Safety, Insurance, Litigation


Auckland lawyer David Neutze specialises in the area of commercial, insurance and construction litigation and dispute resolution. He acts primarily for insurance companies, national and multi-national corporates, as well as local government and public organisations. David has advised on a wide range of commercial, construction, insurance, employment law, banking and finance, insolvency and administrative law disputes. He has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court as lead counsel in major commercial litigation.  David is also a LEADR accredited mediator and is an expert in alternative dispute resolution techniques.

Before joining Brookfields, David worked in Hong Kong. He was involved with international commercial and construction litigation, including the largest construction arbitration to have taken place in Hong Kong. David is also admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England. As a former Crown Prosecutor in Auckland before he moved overseas, David gained considerable criminal, taxation, and administrative law experience, acting for government departments, including the Police, on a number of jury trials.

Industry Membership

  • Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand
  • Auckland University Alumni