Jeanne Heatlie



Jeanne is passionate about her clients and ensuring they get the best outcomes possible. She is a skilled litigator with many years of experience both in New Zealand and abroad.

Jeanne was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1996 and was a partner at a leading law firm in Cape Town before relocating to Auckland in 2007. Jeanne is also a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Jeanne has extensive experience in insolvency related matters where she has represented liquidators and creditors in a number of high profile cases. She has been involved in investigations of large scale corporate collapses and the prosecution of claims for the recovery of assets. She has acted on claims against former directors for reckless trading and against auditors for breaches of professional duties. She has experience in a number of foreign jurisdictions, including South Africa, United Kingdom, Malta, the Island of Jersey and Namibia. Jeanne has in the past been a member of the technical committee for the World Insolvency Conference.

Jeanne has represented both Body Corporates and homeowners in building defect and weathertightness cases. She was an integral part of the Rainey Law team on the Nautilus litigation which resulted in the largest award made in a defective building case to date.

Jeanne provides advice on all related issues, including schemes of repair and escrow arrangments.

Jeanne has represented clients in several other litigation matters, involving general commercial litigation, fraud investigations and asset recovery.

Jeanne is a member of RITANZ (Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association of New Zealand) and AWLA (Auckland Women Lawyers' Association).

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