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Construction - New Zealand
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Janine is a specialist construction, property and projects lawyer who acts on the full spectrum of construction projects and property disputes. She has particular experience in claims under the Public Works Act 1981 (for land acquisition relating to development) and mid-project and post-project phases of construction. Janine is known for her pragmatic approach, adopting either litigation and/or dispute resolution to achieve a commercially-effective outcome for her clients.
Janine also has significant experience in landlord and tenant obligations and contentious rent review disputes. She regularly appears in various dispute forums.
Named Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year at the 2015 New Zealand Law Awards, Janine is actively engaged in thought leadership on issues impacting the property and construction industry.
Member, New Zealand Society of Construction Law
Member, Building Advisory Panel to MBIE
Janine regularly contributes to a number of publications and presents widely on complex construction and property issues, and lectures ‘Law for Construction’ in the Masters of Project Management programme at AUT University.