Linda Hui

Associate | LLM, BA/LLB (Hons)


Linda is a civil litigator who commenced practice in 2012.  Before joining McElroys she worked for the insurance team of a large international firm and more recently the regulatory and insolvency team of a national litigation firm.

She has experience in a range of areas of civil litigation, with an emphasis on material damage, general liability, subrogated recovery, insolvency and bankruptcy. She has appeared as sole or principal counsel in the High Court and as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Linda has a strong interest in international relations. She graduated from University College London with an LLM in Public International Law specializing in the law of war and the operation of international courts and tribunals.

When not at work Linda is a passionate soccer fan and occasional soccer writer, a keen gamer, and often found trying out new restaurants.

Principal areas of practice:


  • Material damage – earthquake policy response issues
  • General liability – fire
  • Subrogated recovery
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy related issues

Skills:


  • Knowledge of and experience in civil procedure
  • Managing complex disputes
  • Providing commercial and practical advice
  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese

Recent trial involvement / outcomes:


  • Acted for insurers in large scale subrogated recovery proceedings relating to the Port Hills fires.
  • Acted for insurers in the High Court and Court of Appeal in relation to various legal issues arising out of the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence (eg Doig v Tower Insurance Limited [2018] 2 NZLR 677).
  • Sole/principal counsel acting for the Official Assignee successfully defending applications brought by bankrupts.
  • Sole/principal counsel in successful claims against directors under the Companies Act 1993 and for recovery of current account debt (New Zealand Labour Enterprises Limited v Sembhi [2021] NZHC 986; Alala International Limited (In Liquidation) v Chen [2020] NZHC 2212).
  • Acted in Court of Appeal and Supreme Court proceedings on the interpretation of s 87 of the Judicature Act 1908 (Worldwide NZ LLC v NZ Venue and Event Management Ltd [2015] 1 NZLR 1).