Bell Gully

Public Law Department

New Zealand
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​Our public law team advise the public sector on its most significant commercial activities. Clients benefit from our commercial expertise, together with our deep-seated knowledge of how the public sector operates. 

We have unparalleled expertise in public private partnerships (PPPs) in New Zealand, having advised the Treasury on the model contract developed for PPP procurement in New Zealand and acted on the Crown side of all subsequent PPP projects in this country.

We have acted on major procurement and contracting projects for public sector entities in the health sector and have advised education entities in all parts of the education sector (from early childhood through to tertiary) on both regulatory and contractual matters. When advising clients on procurement matters, we draw on our extensive experience to give boards and management of Crown agencies, and department officials, confidence as to the most practical and appropriate way to manage process and probity issues.

We also provide commercial and public law advice to a wide range of clients in the public sector. This includes advice relating to governance, financial powers and public accountability, policy development and decision-making processes. Our approach is to provide clients with results-oriented legal advice that withstands the toughest scrutiny, and our team of specialists work together closely to minimise the risk of successful challenges by way of judicial review or any other challenge.


Crown Fibre Holdings Limited

Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Education

New Zealand Transport Agency

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Treasury

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