Rachel Sussock

Partner

Rachel specialises in commercial dispute resolution acting for corporates and private clients across all sectors, including construction and insolvency. Rachel also has significant expertise in regulatory investigations and proceedings and judicial review. Rachel prides herself on her commitment to identifying the key issues and advising on the most effective way to resolve those issues, whether through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms or the Courts.

Prior to joining Lowndes Jordan as litigation partner, Rachel was with a specialist litigation practice and before that she was Crown Counsel in the Public Commercial team at the Crown Law Office in Wellington. During her time at Crown Law, she provided advice and acted for Treasury, the Ministries of Economic Development, Health, Transport, Education and Social Development and the Commerce Commission. Rachel has gained a unique perspective from working for and against the Crown in the commercial, regulatory and financial crime areas.

Rachel is a member of the Society of Construction Law, the Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association of NZ (“RITANZ”) and Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association.

Recent work has included:

  • acting for and advising clients in construction disputes including successfully seeking injunctive relief in relation to performance bonds;
  • acting for liquidators and companies in insolvency and recovery proceedings;
  • applying to set aside statutory demands;
  • acting for body corporate in proceedings alleging negligence by solicitors;
  • acting in large scale civil proceedings in relation to high value infrastructure contracts;
  • acting for directors in complex financial and regulatory disputes;
  • providing advice to Crown entities in relation to threatened judicial review proceedings;
  • acting for parties in licensing disputes under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act;
  • advising trustees in trust disputes; and
  • acting for partners in sensitive partnership disputes.


CONTACT

e
p +64 9 309 2500
f +64 9 309 1445
m 021 713 893

PA / SECRETARY

Charlotte Parsons

Rachel Sussock LLB (Hons), BCA

Partner

Rachel specialises in commercial dispute resolution acting for corporates and private clients across all sectors, including construction and insolvency. Rachel also has significant expertise in regulatory investigations and proceedings and judicial review. Rachel prides herself on her commitment to identifying the key issues and advising on the most effective way to resolve those issues, whether through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms or the Courts.

Prior to joining Lowndes Jordan as litigation partner, Rachel was with a specialist litigation practice and before that she was Crown Counsel in the Public Commercial team at the Crown Law Office in Wellington. During her time at Crown Law, she provided advice and acted for Treasury, the Ministries of Economic Development, Health, Transport, Education and Social Development and the Commerce Commission. Rachel has gained a unique perspective from working for and against the Crown in the commercial, regulatory and financial crime areas.

Rachel is a member of the Society of Construction Law, the Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association of NZ (“RITANZ”) and Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association.

Recent work has included:

  • acting for and advising clients in construction disputes including successfully seeking injunctive relief in relation to performance bonds;
  • acting for liquidators and companies in insolvency and recovery proceedings;
  • applying to set aside statutory demands;
  • acting for body corporate in proceedings alleging negligence by solicitors;
  • acting in large scale civil proceedings in relation to high value infrastructure contracts;
  • acting for directors in complex financial and regulatory disputes;
  • providing advice to Crown entities in relation to threatened judicial review proceedings;
  • acting for parties in licensing disputes under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act;
  • advising trustees in trust disputes; and
  • acting for partners in sensitive partnership disputes.