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Kensington Swan

89 THE TERRACE, PO BOX 10246, WELLINGTON 6143, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 4 472 7877
Fax:
Fax +64 4 472 2291
DX:
DX 8007 WELLINGTON
Email:
Web:
www.kensingtonswan.com
Auckland, Wellington

Ish Fraser

Tel:
Work +64 4 498 0868
Email:
Kensington Swan

Work Department

Property

Position

Partner

Career

Ish is a nationally-recognised expert in the law and practice of commercial leasing. He specialises in all aspects of office, retail and industrial leasing. He acts for several major office landlords, shopping centre owners, and national and multinational tenants. He has developed particular expertise on the Christchurch earthquakes’ effects on commercial leases and related insurance matters. In addition to being an expert in leasing law, Ish maintains close contact with a large number of leasing agents, valuers, property managers, property consultants and other industry specialists. This allows him to understand his clients’ businesses and efficiently provide advice that is both correct and commercially realistic.

Member

Ish is a Fellow of the Property Institute of New Zealand and has presented papers at its national conferences. He has also presented a number of national and regional conference papers (on commercial leasing) at the request of the New Zealand Law Society.

Education

LLB (Hons) 2nd Class, 1st division, Victoria University of Wellington (1987) Admission date: February 1987


New Zealand

Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Kensington Swan has 'first-class professionals and subject-matter experts' and climbs the ranking. One client remarks that it is 'my "go-to" firm for property advice - it does not procrastinate or pad out advice'. The firm is on the all of government property panel and has one of the largest specialist construction and infrastructure practices in the country. The property practice is led from Wellington by the vastly experienced John Meads and Ish Fraser, who provides 'fantastic advice and quickly becomes a trusted adviser'. Meads advised the Crown on the Wellington Accommodation project, which involves relocating government officials into refurbished office accommodation. Auckland-based Matthew Ockleston is a recognised expert in Public Works Act matters. The construction team in Auckland is led by infrastructure projects specialists Paul Buetow and Stuart Robertson, while Chris Booth has more than 20 years' experience in construction disputes. Brendan Cash is also recommended. Special counsel Michelle Hill handled the lease of 20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue for Auckland Transport and is recommended as 'truly professional and extremely diligent'. Special counsel Duncan Halliwell is 'an exceptional lawyer whose commerciality sets him apart'.

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