Andrew Hough


LLB (Hons), Law - University of Auckland
Admitted to the bar in 2005


Andrew is a Partner in our Auckland office. He specialises in civil and commercial litigation, construction law, insurance and reinsurance, and professional negligence.

Andrew is an Associate of Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ).

Andrew worked at Grimshaw & Co for seven years up until 2011. Prior to his return, Andrew gained extensive experience at two large law firms in Australia and Auckland, where he worked on a mixture of commercial, insurance, reinsurance and local government cases. Andrew has managed both domestic and cross border disputes.

Andrew is also experienced in building litigation, dispute resolution and earthquake claims. He has appeared in the WHT, District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and private high value arbitrations, including interlocutory applications, trials, appeals, interim injunction applications and insolvency matters.


Double studs and alphabet soup - LinkedIn, February 2019

Steadying the ship – council negligence in NZ – LinkedIn, December 2017

Legal chaos and good fortune – LinkedIn, April 2017

Stepdaughter landlords and Court ordered property testing – LinkedIn, March 2017

Alcohol, chit chat, and liability for dinner party conversations – LinkedIn, March 2017

Do what I tell you – negligence in leaky building remediation – LinkedIn, January 2017

Backwards tracing and the brick wall of debts – LinkedIn, December 2016

Wrong account?! Recovering mistaken payments – LinkedIn, December 2016

Liability for negligent building work – LinkedIn, October 2016

Playing the long game – LinkedIn, September 2016

Manufacturers beware – product liability and the Building Act 2004 – LinkedIn, August 2016

Looking past the tip of the iceberg – LinkedIn, August 2016

Just Spray, and Run Away! Personal liability for training and supervising company employees– NewLaw, June 2014

Limitation Periods for Building Defect Claims – the Art of Drawing a Line in the Sand – BuildLaw, December 2010

Recent Judicial Decisions
ISP Consulting Engineers Ltd v Body Corporate 89408 & Ors [2017] NZCA 160
05 May 2017
Starik & Ors v Auckland Council & Ors [2015] NZWHT Auckland 5
TRI 2014-100-000036
13 September 2016
Heli Holdings Limited v The Helicopter Line Limited & Ors [2016]
NZHC 976
16 May 2016
Body Corporate 89408 & Ors v John Macritchie & Ors
NZHC 844
29 April 2016
Wellington City Council v Colin James Dallas [2014]
NZCA 631
19 December 2014
Body Corporate 85978 v Wellington City Council [2013]
NZHC 2852
30 October 2013
New Zealand Local Authority Protection Programme Disaster Fund v The New India Assurance Company Ltd [2013]
NZHC 1327
06 June 2013
Heli Holdings Ltd v Helicopter Line Ltd [2015]
NZHC 1283
09 May 2015