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Jeremy Upson

Senior Associate


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Jeremy Upson is a Senior Associate in Russell McVeagh's Litigation team. His experience spans a wide range of commercial and public law disputes.

He joined Russell McVeagh in 2019 from another New Zealand law firm, where he had significant experience advising and acting on contractual disputes, companies’ claims against directors and auditors, proceedings under the Commerce Act, telecommunications, confidential information, insolvency matters, and insurance litigation arising out of the Canterbury earthquakes.

Before entering private practice Jeremy was a Judges’ Clerk in the Court of Appeal.


Jeremy's recent experience includes:

  • Acting in a judicial review of a regulator’s decision to disclose confidential and compulsorily obtained information to third parties.
  • Appearing in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal on an employment agreement interpretation issue turning on principles of contract interpretation.
  • Advising the receivers of a failed finance company on claims against company directors and auditors.
  • Advising receivers and liquidators of entities subject to regulatory investigation and prosecution.
  • Obtaining a permanent injunction against disclosure of a leaked confidential spreadsheet.
  • Successfully defending residential building insurance claims against an insurer.
  • Successfully defending a price-fixing damages claim against an international air cargo carrier.
  • Acting as counsel to and appearing at professional disciplinary committees hearing complaints relating to the collapse of the CTV building.
  • Advising on the recent telecommunications regulatory reform.


LLB (Hons), University of Waikato; BA, The University of Auckland.


Jeremy was admitted to practise in 2010.

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