Construction law

New Zealand’s construction industry has a number of unique statutory and regulatory requirements that require specialist legal knowledge and expertise.

Our team has that knowledge and expertise through years of hands on experience in construction-related disputes as well as contracting and compliance issues.  Our construction lawyers specialise in providing comprehensive legal advice on all aspects of the construction industry with a focus on achieving workable and cost-effective outcomes for our clients.

Our expertise includes:

  • Negotiating and reviewing commercial and residential construction contracts
  • Claims and proceedings under the Construction Contracts Act and providing advice on using the Construction Contracts Act to enhance business practice
  • Acting for clients involved in leaky building claims including participation at WHRS mediations and adjudications (and in appealing WHRS decisions through the courts)
  • Acting for clients involved in construction claims in the courts and at arbitration
  • Assisting clients with debt recovery and best practice including developing terms and conditions of trade and compliance with the Building Act

Experts in the field


Karen Shaw


Direct Dial: +64 7 834 4665