Russell McVeagh


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What the team is known for

Well-resourced group with an impressive roster of clients that includes major property developers, public companies and energy companies. Regularly handles the contracting aspects of transport, social and utilities infrastructure and commercial developments, and offers noted expertise on vertical construction issues. Experience across construction disputes and in-depth knowledge of standard industry practice and legislation.

Work highlights

Advised Precinct Properties on a comprehensive suite of contractual arrangements with Fletcher, Auckland Transport and other parties, supporting the development of the NZD1 billion Commercial Bay project.

Notable practitioners

Ed Crook is a key contact for clients.

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In the face of turbulent global markets, many investors are turning towards property as a stable and dependable investment opportunity. This demand has also driven a boom in the construction sector in New Zealand, providing huge opportunities for investors, developers and builders alike.

To make the most of these opportunities, businesses in this space need to ensure that they are making sound decisions at the right times. Our combination of market knowledge, commercial focus, and quality legal advice means that we deliver results for our clients, helping them to realise their commercial objectives while mitigating risk.

We help clients with projects from start to finish – we have the right expertise for all property and construction related matters.

By getting to know our client's commercial priorities, we ensure the advice we provide our clients clearly sets out their legal priorities. As well as quality commercial advice, the team offers in-depth knowledge of standard industry documentation, quality advice on relevant legislation, experience of current market practice, and comprehensive construction and projects dispute management.

And when things go wrong or disputes arise, our team of experienced construction litigators advise clients on avoiding and resolving construction disputes efficiently, attaining the best possible commercial and legal outcomes.


Crook, Ed (Head of Department)

Butler, David

Crosbie, Anna

Hensman, Caleb

Construction Department

Russell McVeagh

Department location

Level 30, Vero Centre,

48 Shortland Street,

PO Box 8

DX CX10085

Auckland City


New Zealand


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