Being an effective expert witness requires an unrivaled ability to both express complex ideas in simple language, and to think very quickly on your feet. Our managing director – Fraser Colegrave – possesses both qualities, and has an outstanding track record as an expert witness. He is well known for the clarity and brevity of both his written and oral evidence. Fraser also maintains close working relationships with dozens of barristers and solicitors across New Zealand’s leading law firms, and understands the demanding requirements of working to rigid court-imposed timelines. In addition, Fraser maintains good working relationships with many other economic experts, and can use those ties to help work in a collaborative manner, thereby narrowing the range of issues to be aired at the hearing itself.
Before commencing litigation, clients often wish to understand the current and likely future market for the goods or services in dispute. We can assist by analysing the scale, location, and nature of demand and supply across markets, including modelling potential scenarios to understand possible litigation risks and opportunities.
We have provided expert economic evidence on a range of matters at dozens of hearings before various judiciaries, including Independent Hearing Panels, the Land Valuation Tribunal, Boards of Inquiry, the Environment Court, the Family Court, and the High Court of New Zealand.
We also regularly provide customised modelling and advice on a range of economic and financial matters on an as-needed basis.
What Our Clients Say
Having worked with Fraser on various projects that have required a quick appraisal, strategic guidance, and/or expert reporting and evidence, I have no hesitation in recommending him. Notably, Fraser appreciates the importance of balancing technically robust expert advice with real world commercial requirements and providing clear and concise advice.
Fraser provided expert evidence for us in a major piece of commercial litigation. His applied intellect and plain English explanation of real world economics was vastly superior to that of the tenured University professor acting for the other party, reflected in the panel preferring Fraser’s evidence.
I have recommended Fraser to clients on a number of occasions not only on the basis of his undoubted expertise, but also his ability to present clear and concise evidence in an extremely timely manner. Fraser has a well developed ability to analyse and express extremely robust opinions on the most complicated of economic matters.
I have had the pleasure of Fraser giving expert economics evidence in dozens of my cases. His work is thorough, clear, intelligent and he is a first class witness. I consider him the leader in his field by a significant margin. My first choice every time I need an economist.