Sierra Ryland - DAC Beachcroft
Sierra Ryland

Sierra Ryland

Senior Associate


Sierra is a general insurance litigation lawyer in our Wellington office with over 7 years’ experience as a commercial and civil litigator and in dispute resolution. She specialises in a number of areas including professional indemnity insurance and defending scheme participants in a number areas, including construction, medico-legal, employment, legal and accounting, and is part of the New Zealand cyber-law team.

Sierra is also particularly interested in privacy law and defamation.

Sierra's recent experience includes:

  • acting for a large engineering firm against a claim by a local Council for negligence in design of its sewage treatment facility. This was a multi-million dollar claim, and was resolved successfully at minimal cost to our client considering the amount claimed against it;
  • acting on a number of leaky building disputes, most recently attending a multi-party mediation for a pre-purchase inspector client;
  • acting in a multi-million dollar leaky building court proceeding;
  • providing advice to psychologists and psychotherapists in relation to release of patient files and also complaints and investigations by disciplinary bodies against them.

Sierra qualified in 2008 and joined DAC Beachcroft in 2014.