Paul specialises in commercial property and construction law.
Paul has many years’ legal experience advising on a broad range of property matters including all aspects of leasing, design build and lease agreements, ground leases, construction and development agreements, property management disputes and ownership structures.
He also has considerable experience advising on earthquake prone building issues, and property related health and safety obligations.
Paul has advised:
- the NZ Transport Agency on all property-related matters in relation to its property portfolio of in excess of 4,000 properties, including in particular leasing and licensing of those properties
- New Zealand Trade and Enterprise on design, construction and tender documents in relation to the 38 premises it occupies worldwide
- Wellington Waterfront on construction contracts and tender documents for several high profile key waterfront and public space projects (including construction contracts for the Shed 6 Seismic Upgrade Works, the Taranaki Street Public Space Upgrade, the Kumutoto Public Space Upgrade and the Taranaki Street Wharf Works)
- New Zealand Post in relation to its policy regarding the seismic performance of it owned/occupied properties nationwide
- Ministry of Education on a review of its Education Infrastructure Services construction contracts and on its template property occupation documentation, as well as other property related matters
- Wellington Free Ambulance on construction contracts on several stations around the Wellington region
- Queenstown Airport Corporation and Airways Corporation on the negotiation of agreements with local landowners relating to night light facilities and options available for compulsory acquisition under the PWA
- ANZ Bank on the sale and leaseback of 57 National Bank branch properties, on construction contracts and tender documents for its national Data Centres, and on the roll out of construction contracts for the upgrade and rebranding of its National Bank retail branch premises, and
- Foodstuffs North Island on all its property work, including on the sale and purchase of future development sites, leasing to supermarket operators and other parties, and land subdivisions.