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Bell Gully

Construction

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What the team is known for

Comprehensive offering across the full spectrum of construction matters in the public and private sectors. Strong front-end practice with expertise across procurement, tender and bespoke contracting matters. Noted for its specialist experience in PPP projects. Substantial client base of private developers, government departments and city councils across New Zealand, advising on real estate, urban development and infrastructure projects. Also assists clients with construction disputes, offering expertise in litigation, arbitration and adjudication.

Strengths

One highly satisfied client says of the team's handling of a particular mandate: "Bell Gully provided an exceptional service throughout the entire process by the provision of accurate, logical, practical and carefully construed advice."

Another client reports: "They brought good insight and sound advice. I feel well catered for."

Work highlights

Acted for Vital Healthcare, as principal funder and landowner, on the ECI agreement, main construction contract and third-party agreements underpinning the redevelopment of Wakefield Hospital.

Notable practitioners

Ian Becke advises both public and private sector clients on procurement and contract arrangements across a wide range of projects. One client states: "He demonstrates excellent drafting ability and exercises sound judgement and strong analytical skills, particularly where the legal situation can be incredibly complex."

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Overview

We offer a comprehensive range of legal services to the construction industry. We routinely advise on all aspects of construction and development projects, including commercial structuring, procurement, risk identification and mitigation, preparation and negotiation of documentation, contract administration and dispute resolution. We are familiar with all the usual forms of construction contracts and consultancy agreements and have expert understanding of the role, purpose and effect of special conditions. We frequently draft and negotiate bespoke project agreements and are adept at finding the best contractual solution to suit our client’s requirements.

We act for principals, contractors, consultants, suppliers and funders in transactional and contentious work on some of New Zealand’s most significant construction, development and infrastructure projects. We are acutely aware of the broader dynamics and cycles of the New Zealand construction industry and pride ourselves on delivering pragmatic, “best for project” advice which protects the interests of our clients and also facilitates project delivery.

Our knowledge and approach is based on years of experience working on a wide variety of major projects in both New Zealand and internationally across various different sectors.



Members
Clients

Downer EDI Limited

Kiwi Property Group Limited

NZ Transport Agency

Stride Property Limited

Construction

Bell Gully

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Location

Vero Centre

48 Shortland Street

PO Box 4199

Auckland

Auckland

New Zealand

1140

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