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Kensington Swan

18 VIADUCT HARBOUR AVE, PRIVATE BAG 92101, AUCKLAND 1142, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 379 4196
Fax:
Fax +64 9 309 4276
Email:
Web:
www.kensingtonswan.com
Auckland, Wellington

Duncan Halliwell

Tel:
Work +64 9 915 3364
Email:
Kensington Swan

Work Department

Construction

Position

Senior Associate

Career

Duncan is a specialist adviser to the construction and infrastructure industry with over ten years’ experience.

Prior to joining Kensington Swan in 2007 Duncan worked for the largest construction law team in the UK. He advises on all construction matters including contract drafting and negotiation, and contract administration. Duncan also advises on dispute avoidance and dispute resolution methods, including under the Construction Contracts Act 2002. He is familiar with all New Zealand standards including 3910, 3915, NZIA and NZTA’s standard forms, and overseas standards including FIDIC and NEC. He has advised subcontractors, SPV’s and principals on PPP’s both in New Zealand and overseas.

Languages

English

Member

Duncan is a member of the Society of Construction Law (England and Wales), and Ingenium

Education

MA, (Oxon) Juris, Oxford University (1999)
Admission date: September 2002 (England and Wales), December 2012 (New Zealand)


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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