Litigation - Partner

Glenn has extensive experience as a dispute resolution specialist and has acted for clients in negotiations,  mediations, arbitrations, litigation in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and other dispute resolution forums. He has a strong interest in commercial, insurance and insolvency litigation, as well as trusts and estate litigation and family law litigation. 

Glenn also has a strong employment law background including advising HR teams, business owners and individuals on all matters pertaining to employment issues and has particular skill in assisting clients in addressing contentious employment matters.

Glenn has been a Partner of Cavell Leitch since 2017 and a member of the Board of Directors for the past two years.

Examples of work:

  • Successfully opposed a family protection claim on behalf of a sibling

  • Successfully bought a family protection claim for children against a wealthy father’s estate

  • Successfully opposed a testamentary promises claim

  • Successfully opposed a technical application on the rules of court to the Court of Appeal

  • Successfully opposed a company compromise in High Court

  • Successfully applied for an insurance company to pay expert fees upfront in a claim for indemnity for losses covered by the policy

  • Successfully opposed proceedings in a relationships property dispute in which the claimant sought the marital home and several assets

  • Successfully bought a claim for negligence against a building surveyor

  • Successfully bought a claim for negligence against a civil engineer

  • Successfully bought a claim for damages by a statutory manager against the owner and shareholder of a company under statutory management

  • Successfully bought several applications for the liquidation of various companies;

  • Successfully opposed an application by the IRD for bankruptcy of a client;

  • Successfully bought a claim by a financial institution in negligence against a property valuer.

I thrive on the lively and competitive atmosphere when appearing in court for my clients.  I also enjoy working towards an appropriate outcome to a dispute where court is not desirable.


  I find it really satisfying developing a strategy for my clients, to progress their matter towards a desired outcome."

Contact Glenn

Phone  -  +64 3 339 5635

Mobile - +64 27 552 5552

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111 Cashel Mall

Christchurch 8011

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Level 3, BNZ Centre
111 Cashel Mall
Christchurch 8011

PO Box 799
Christchurch 8140

Telephone: +64 3 379 9940


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