Matthew Prendergast

Matthew Prendergast

Qualifications: BA, LLB
Admitted: Christchurch, 2012

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Matthew Prendergast
Email: matthew@bridgesidechambers.co.nz
Mobile: +64 27 327 2525

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 in July 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 joined Simpson Grierson’s commercial litigation group, being promoted to Senior Associate in 2019.

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.