Civil Litigation Series | Discovery and Interrogatories

Strategic developments and approaches

The steps taken (or not taken) in a proceeding can make or break a case. This webinar considers two important steps ─ discovery and interrogatories. It will provide an update on developments and highlight strategic considerations.

Who Should Attend?

Litigators up to intermediate level and those more senior seeking a refresher. General practitioners who do some litigation work will also benefit from attending.


  • Receive an update on privilege, and guidance on whether to attack privilege.
  • Become aware of issues relating to lay litigants.
  • Benefit from guidance on deciding whether to seek further discovery. 


  • Improve your understanding of the circumstances in which interrogatories may be issued and strategic issues impacting on whether they should be issued (and the alternatives to interrogatories).


Peter Wright
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Peter specialises in civil, commercial and construction litigation and dispute resolution. He takes an analytical approach with a sharp focus on resolution to the client's best advantage. 

His recent work has included multi-million-dollar commercial/industrial business interruption and material damage insurance claims; multi-million-dollar shareholder/joint venture disputes; issues relating to the sale and purchase of land including residential and large commercial/industrial properties; leases, covenants and other dealings with land; commercial investment and other contractual issues; wills, trusts and estates and other equitable matters; long-term high-value agreements for supply of goods and services; and professional negligence claims.

Peter joined Shortland Chambers in 1998. He is a graduate of the University of Auckland, gaining a Senior Prize in Law in 1984 and subsequently an LLM Hons (1st class).  Prior to joining Shortland Chambers, he was a partner in a specialist commercial and litigation firm in Auckland.

Desley Horton
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Desley specialises in commercial and civil litigation. She has advised and acted for parties in a range of disputes, with particular experience in disputes arising from contracts, shareholdings, and trusts and estates. Desley has appeared before a number of courts and specialist tribunals, including arbitrations. 

Before joining Shortland Chambers, Desley worked at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London, where she was counsel in the firm’s international litigation and arbitration team and acted for clients in a range of complex commercial disputes. 

Prior to that, Desley was a member of Russell McVeagh’s litigation team in Auckland. Desley graduated from Stanford University with an LLM and the University of Auckland with BA/LLB (Hons) degrees.



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Ticket Price

Member: $190 GST

Non-Member: $270 GST


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