Kim Francis


Kim is an experienced litigator in the field of commercial and regulatory disputes. He has a proven track record of providing a wide range of private and public-sector clients with highly effective representation, and helping them to achieve their goals in as efficient a manner as possible.

  • Representing the liquidators in a claim for over $300 million against the directors and auditors of Property Ventures Ltd (in liq).  The case was settled shortly before a 12-week trial, and was listed by the National Business Review as one of New Zealand’s “top five cases to watch” of 2018.
  • Representing Fuji Xerox NZ in claims against three former senior executives concerning significant accounting irregularities.  The case is also listed by NBR as one of the “top five cases to watch” of 2018.
  • Successfully representing a public sector entity in striking out a $11 million negligence claim (Party Bus Co Ltd v NZ Transport Agency [2017] 3 NZLR 185).
  • Successfully representing the Commerce Commission in a test case concerning consumer credit fees in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court (Sportzone Motorcycles v Commerce Commission [2016] 1 NZLR 1024).

LLB (Hons)/BA, Victoria University of Wellington

LLM (Dist), University College London (United Kingdom)