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Commercial Litigation & Class Action Experts

Established in 1986 by Grant Cameron, GCA Lawyers is a nationally recognised law firm that operates throughout New Zealand. Its reputation is founded upon its outstanding results, often achieved in the most difficult of circumstances. Its known for producing results where others couldn't.


A lawyer’s fundamental contributions to the client relationship are expertise, integrity and sound judgment. For superior results in a rapidly changing world, GCA believes more is required. The firm has a track record of 'thinking outside the box'and will often supplement its own team, by sourcing the best expertise in the client's cause – even from offshore.

The firm is passionate about getting fair outcomes for clients. Its recognised for being at the forefront of providing innovative and effective access to justice.

Grant Cameron


Over nearly 40 years, Grant's unique approach to client problems has removed complexity and has ensured focus on the critical issues. This has often sped up the process, made it more cost-effective and has diminished client stress. Although he's led more class or group actions than any other NZ practitioner, he brings a wealth of experience in public relations, media, and political lobbying, which has application across a broad suite of professional services. Grant has initiated innovative resolution mechanisms in particular cases, some of which have been currently adapted by government to assist in the Greater Christchurch Recovery.


Richard Lynn

Senior Associate

Richard's experience traverses a wide range of legal fields including contract, commercial, public and administrative law, insurance and media law. He has wide experience in complex litigation and class actions, and has a particular interest in professional negligence.


Sarah Simmonds

Senior Solicitor

Sarah has over 20 years of litigation experience and in particular, has been a team leader with GCA's class actions since the late 1990s. She has particular expertise in running project teams and is well experienced in litigation funding matters. Many of her cases have involved very high value claims.


Emily Flaszynski

Senior Solicitor

Emily's a critical member of GCA's class action team and leads other complex litigation. She's dealt with a wide range of legal areas with particular interest in professional negligence, and has considerable regulatory experience. She has led many high value insurance and other commercial claims.


Peter Ellis

Senior Solicitor

Peter is focused on the firm's rising growth in corporate, commercial and property matters. His meticulous but commercial approach has added value on many fronts for clients and the firm alike.


Benjamin Hood


Ben joined GCA Lawyers in November 2019 after obtaining his Bachelor of Law from Canterbury University.  He will be assisting the litigation team and working in the areas of class actions, insurance litigation and dispute resolution.



If you wish to register your interest in joining the class action, you may do so here: www.southernresponseclassaction.co.nz



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Christchurch 8011

PO Box 3241
Christchurch 8140

Ph: 03 365 1347

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