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Peter Woods

Southern Response decision unlocks $300m more

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Southern Response’s decision to accept the Court of Appeal's findings in the Dodds’ case allows at least 3,000 Christchurch policyholders who settled their claims before 1 October 2014 to receive compensation of $100,000 each, on average,…

Earthquake-hit ex-Rydges hotel building clears Supreme Court insurance battle

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After legal debates over fractions of a millimetre, a final court decision has at last cleared the way for a $190 million repair and rebuild project in central Christchurch. Partner, Peter Woods, discusses what is next for this landmark…