Blog/Media

Deadline to join class action extended

In light of the kind offer from Southern Response that it will pay for policyholders to receive 2 hours free legal advice about the class action agreements, we have decided to extend the deadline to join the class action until Friday 10 July 2015.This extension is to allow policyholders to... Read more

Southern Response offers to pay for legal advice

Southern Response has published a newsletter offering Southern Response policyholders 2 hours free legal advice on the class action agreements, and setting out some questions about the class action which you might want to ask.Joining the class action is a big decision, and you need to know what you are... Read more

Meeting Held at Transitional Cathedral

We held a meeting at the Transitional Cathedral on Tuesday night which was very well received, and we would like to thank the 250 people who braved the chilly weather to attend!Grant Cameron and Francis Cooke QC spoke about the action, why it is needed, and how it will get... Read more

Billion dollar bill possible over Christchurch quake class action

Read the full article at TVNZ Read more

Class actions in New Zealand – Latest News

The development of class actions in New Zealand has recently been in the news: you can read the Lawfuel article ‘Grant Cameron: Class Action Pioneer’ here, and the Lawfuel press release ‘Class Action Hero and Other Lawyers in the News’ here.What these articles explain is that class actions are relatively... Read more

​No issue with Southern Response being able to pay all claims

On Friday the Government answered concerns that Southern Response might run out of money as it approaches the end of the original $1billion government pledge.Bill English confirmed that “the Government fully supports Southern Response and it will meet all claims.”See The Press article here Read more

Why stick with Southern Response’s process – is it going to get you a result?

Trying to progress your insurance claim can be really tough. Many policyholders assume that once in ‘the process’ they will eventually get a fair outcome: a rebuilt house or a fair cash payment.Some people have said “but Southern Response have said that my claim is progressing, they are revising the... Read more

No matter your stage in the process, you can join

The Southern Response process can be long and drawn-out. Many policyholders think that because they haven’t got very far through ‘the process’, they need to wait before they can join the class action. This is wrong – if you are a Southern Response policyholder and your house claim is not... Read more

Is your home really a 'repair'?

After the Christchurch earthquake four years ago, the foundations of your house were put out of whack (not hard to believe, we know). Your house still has a roof and four walls (cracked and crooked), but your doors don’t shut (or won’t open again!), your windows rattle and your floorboards... Read more

Who does the Southern Response Class Action apply to?

We have had a number of people ask whether the Southern Response Class Action applies to their particular situation.  If you are a Southern Response policyholder who is still trying to settle their claim, this class action does apply to you. One of the first policyholders to phone us, Bill*,... Read more

Southern Response Class Action launched by GCA Lawyers

On Wednesday we announced that GCA Lawyers will be taking a class action against Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd. Evidence shows that Southern Response is not assessing properties thoroughly and is offering to settle claims at only 40 to 50% of what is fair. Expert evidence is crucial but, for... Read more

Media response to launch of Southern Response Class Action

The Southern Response Class Action has been launched today by Grant Cameron and his team at GCA Lawyers. Read an article published in the Press Article here and an article published by Newstalk ZB here.  There has also been an article published by Radio New Zealand National which you can read here.... Read more