Our team has extensive experience in the construction sector in New Zealand.

​​​​​​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, and contract administration. Our contentious construction team have extensive experience acting on a range of disputes on residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects, including advising on disputes relating to defective workmanship, design and building products, variations, extensions of time, payment, events of default, and contractor insolvency issues.

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. Our transactional lawyers frequently draft and negotiate bespoke project agreements and are adept at finding the best contractual solution to suit our client’s requirements. And our disputes team routinely represents clients in mediations, Construction Contract Act adjudications, arbitrations and court proceedings.

Work highlights

Non-contentious construction advice

Napier Port construction contract arrangements
Advised Napier Port on the construction contract arrangements for Wharf 6 in the context of its ​​NZ$234 million IPO and NZX listing.

St Kentigern College redevelopment
Advised St Kentigern College on the construction contracts for the redevelopment of the Shore Road Campus with Aspec Construction.​

"Bell Gully provided an exceptional service throughout the entire process by the provision of accurate, logical, practical and carefully construed advice."​

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 - Tier 2

"Comprehensive offering across the full spectrum of construction matters in the public and private sectors.​"

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 - Tier 2