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Matthew Prendergast

Matthew Prendergast Bridgeside Chambers

Qualifications: BA, LLB
Admitted: Christchurch, 2012


Mobile: +64 27 327 2525


P.O. Box 3180
Christchurch 8140

Matthew is a general commercial and civil litigator. He has particular experience in contentious trust and estate issues, tort and contract claims, insolvency and shareholder disputes, and professional indemnity / disciplinary matters.

Before joining Bridgeside Chambers and the independent bar in mid-2021, Matthew worked at leading national and international law firms. He started his career at Wynn Williams in 2012 before joining international law firm Osborne Clarke LLP in 2016. In 2018 Matthew returned to New Zealand and worked in Simpson Grierson’s commercial litigation group as a Senior Associate.

Matthew acts for clients at all levels of New Zealand’s justice system and regularly appears in courts and tribunals. He specialises in resolving complex commercial disputes and managing reputational risk. Matthew is an award winning advocate – with national and regional recognition in mooting competitions. At the time of joining Chambers, Matthew was recognised by NZ Lawyer as a Rising Star of the legal profession.