Guy Tompkins

Guy Tompkins,
Senior Associate

Guy is an experienced commercial litigator who advises clients on a broad range of contentious issues. He holds a LLB (Hons) and BA from the University of Canterbury, and commenced practice at Wilson Harle in 2011. Guy returned to Wilson Harle in 2019 after 5 years in London, where he worked for a major retail and commercial bank.

Guy acts for and advises clients on all types of civil and commercial disputes. He has a particular focus on financial services, regulatory investigations, restructuring and insolvency, insurance, contract and tort disputes, company law, and media law. He has appeared before the District Court and High Court on a variety of civil, commercial and criminal matters. In London, Guy managed a team of lawyers advising on a significant portfolio of litigation, regulatory investigations, and pro-active remediation initiatives in relation to the treatment of commercial customers by the bank’s restructuring division, along with the mis-sale of interest rate hedging products.

Guy takes a pragmatic and proactive approach to dispute resolution, and tailors his approach to the needs of each client. He is results focussed and seeks to identify the most efficient and appropriate strategy at the outset. His experience includes managing complex large-scale litigation, handling more straightforward litigation efficiently, arbitration and mediation, and providing advisory services focussed on avoiding disputes all together.  

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