Elspeth Horner


P: 04 974 4702
M: 029 495 8932

F: 04 471 1121
E: elspeth.horner@mbhlaw.co.nz


Diako Ishmael
04 974 4707

Andrew Goble
04 974 4704

Mandee Sebire

04 974 4344

Laura Tidey
04 974 4701

Elspeth is an experienced commercial litigator, with particular expertise in resolving insurance, property and commercial disputes. Elspeth has acted on the following matters:

  • Advising on insurance policy response to insurance claims;
  • Acting as defence counsel for insureds where claims covered by professional indemnity, material damage, business interruption and/or statutory liability policies;
  • Defence counsel for parties to professional disciplinary proceedings involving the New Zealand Law Society, Real Estate Agents Authority, and Valuers Registration Board;
  • Counsel in numerous weathertight and construction disputes;
  • Counsel on appeal for landlord in successful claim against City Council for reinstatement damages;
  • Counsel for national organisation of health practitioners in judicial review proceedings;
  • Counsel in commercial property proceedings involving commercial lease and construction issues.
  • Estate disputes.

Prior to joining Mahony Burrowes Horner, Elspeth was a partner at Morrison Kent Wellington and began her legal career in Morrison Kent’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in 1999. Elspeth is a member of the New Zealand Insurance Law Association, LADUCA, New Zealand Society of Construction Law and Insol NZ.


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