Mat Martin

Senior Associate

LLB, BA (First Class Hons) - Victoria University of Wellington


Mat is a specialist civil and commercial litigation lawyer based in Auckland. He has acted in a range of civil and commercial disputes, including in relation to insolvency, construction, contract, shareholder, employment and property-related matters. He has particular experience in dealing with complex litigation, providing accurate and timely advice to clients seeking to resolve difficult issues.

His experience includes:

  • Acting for finance companies in disputed mortgagee sales processes, including defending urgent injunctions and pursuing applications to remove caveats
  • Obtaining injunctive relief, including freezing and ancillary orders, for various companies and other entities
  • Acting for liquidators and other insolvency professionals in a range of insolvency based claims
  • Acting for both landlords and tenants on a variety of commercial lease disputes, in court and in arbitration
  • Acting for builders and homeowners in adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act
  • Acting on a range of regulatory and criminal investigations for both individuals and companies
  • Assisting with the defence of a large-scale directors’ duties claim

Mat enjoys working with clients to try to resolve problems before they arise, but if further action is necessary will advocate for their interests in a commercial and steadfast manner. He will work with clients to identify strategic imperatives and chart the best course of action in response.

Mat currently serves as a member of the New Zealand Law Society’s National New Lawyer Group and is also on the board of a non-government organisation in the criminal justice sector.

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