Jai Moss PO Box 239 Christchurch
Chambers at 151 Level 4, Deloitte House 151 Cambridge Terrrace Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 03 339 2207
+64 00 282 5514509
+64 0 22 177 1027
Jai Moss

I specialise in civil and commercial litigation. After qualifying with a Law degree with Honours in 1997, I practised as a commercial litigator in London, Sydney and New Zealand in a variety of magic circle, national, and mid sized law firms. In 2011, I joined the independent bar and became a barrister sole.

I have experience in a wide variety of cases including contract and commercial disputes, property and lease disputes, Companies Act, director and shareholder disputes, insolvency matters, professional negligence, insurance litigation, trust and estate matters, defamation, civil fraud, and relationship property litigation.

I have appeared as sole counsel at all levels of New Zealand courts up to the Court of Appeal. I also regularly appear in arbitrations, mediations, and judicial settlement conferences. I have also been appointed amicus curiae by the High Court.

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Qualifications
  • LLB (Hons) (Cant) 1997
  • Admission as Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand 1998
  • Admission as Solicitor in NSW, Australia 2007
  • Barrister Sole (New Zealand) 2011
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Recent Cases
  • SOL Management Ltd (in liquidation) v RFD Finance Ltd [2015] NZCA 254
  • Strong v Hurunui Hotel (2004) Ltd [2015] NZHC 1216
  • Hurunui Estate (2002) Ltd v Hurunui Hotel (2004) Ltd [2015] NZHC 1152
  • Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery v Ace Developments Ltd & Ace Sales Ltd [2015] NZHC 1027
  • Walker v Castlereagh Properties Ltd [2015] NZHC 907
  • RFD Finance Ltd v SOL Management Ltd (in liquidation) [2014] NZHC 801
  • Hyndman v Newson (as liquidator for the Gibbston Downs Wines Ltd) (in liq) [2014] NZHC 2513
  • Boiler Gully Heights Ltd v White & Ors Auck DC, CIV-2013-004-1941, 18 September 2014, DCJ Blackie
  • Property Funding Ltd v King [2014] NZHC 2490
  • Duddy v Jonke [2014] NZFC 7105
  • Powell v Powell (No 1) [2014] NZHC 476 and (No 2) [2014] NZHC 2096
  • Walker v Gibbston Water Services Ltd [2014] NZHC 2933 (pending appeal)
  • Body Corporate 83501 v Christchurch City Council & Ors [2013] NZHC 2472
  • King v Norfolk Nominees [2013] NZHC 1232 (amicus curiae)
  • DB Breweries Ltd v Hyndman [2012] NZHC 2897
  • Healy Holmberg Trading Partnership v Grant [2012] NZLR 614 (CA)
  • Fowler Developments Ltd v Robertson & NZ Home Bonds Ltd [2012] NZHC 1218
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Areas Of Practice
  • Civil fraud
  • Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Commercial and Contract disputes
  • Companies Act, director and shareholder disputes
  • Defamation
  • Equity
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Land Law and Property Litigation
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Relationship Property
  • Tort Liability
  • Trusts and Estates