Duncan is a senior member of our construction and major projects team. He helps develop and negotiate contracts for large infrastructure, commercial and residential construction projects. He also helps manage and resolve disputes that arise during construction.
Duncan advises local government agencies, as well as private developers, contractors, consultants and subcontractors. These include large overseas companies carrying out construction projects in New Zealand, and New Zealand companies working overseas. He works closely with in-house counsel and commercial managers.
Duncan is familiar with all forms of procurement and has a particular interest in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). He advised on the contracts for a number of PPPs in the UK, where he worked for the country’s largest construction law team. Since coming to New Zealand he has advised on the majority of PPP projects here.
If you’re undertaking a large construction project Duncan can help develop and draft contracts that ensure it operates smoothly and with a minimum of risk. Should a dispute arise once work has started he will help you resolve it as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Duncan is a long-time archer who enjoys firing arrows at a target whenever he has the chance.
2002 (England and Wales)
2012 (New Zealand)
Duncan has advised: