Insurance tribunal determined to break Christchurch deadlock

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Monday, 12 August 2019, 2:47PM

The Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Tribunal, set up to resolve long running insurance disputes, is under way.

Justice Minister Andrew Little has said the tribunal would be a "circuit-breaker" for disputes that have dragged on for too long.

Tribunal Chair Chris Somerville told Chris Lynch there has been an industry created where lawyers on both sides have benefited.

He says it's time we got to the meat of the issue and dealt with disputes without so much input from lawyers. 

 

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