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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

Michelle Hill

Tel:
Work +64 9 916 6374
Email:
Kensington Swan

Work Department

Property

Position

Special Counsel

Career

Michelle has over 18 years’ experience in commercial property law, her expertise spans the full spectrum of commercial property from acquisitions, disposals, due diligence and leasing of significant property assets to subdivisions, unit title matters and development projects.

Michelle acts for a broad range of clients including multi-national corporates, bodies corporate, developers, institutional and private property investors, charitable trusts, developers, businesses with extensive leasing portfolios and private clients.

Languages

English

Member

  • Accredited Member of Property Law Section of New Zealand Law Society
  • Executive Committee Member of Property Transactions Committee of New Zealand Law Society
  • Property Council of New Zealand
  • Women in Property
  • Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association

Education

LLB (Honours), University of Auckland (1996), Admission date: 1996


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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