Jeanette Hayes is an experienced litigator with particular expertise in professional lines insurance, shipping and marine insurance.

She has been in practice in New Zealand, England and Hong Kong over the past 30 years and handles complex and high value claims through the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Jeanette has a commercial, result-oriented approach to her client's instructions.

Her professional indemnity work focuses on lawyers and accountants on instruction from their insurers. She also has expertise in directors & officers and material damage insurance.

Jeanette acts for marine insurers, mutual clubs and their member insureds and vessel charterers advising on bills of lading and charter party disputes and claims arising from vessel casualties.

She also has general insurance and litigation experience and provides her insurer clients with indemnity and liability advice in relation to a range of policies and claims.

Jeanette is ranked as a leading Shipping lawyer in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 209 rankings.