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Russell McVeagh
VERO CENTRE
48 SHORTLAND STREET
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

Work Department

Property and Construction

Position

Partner

Career

Ed is the current Chair of Russell McVeagh’s Property and Construction group, and is the firm’s lead transactional, front-end construction lawyer. His background in commercial property development has allowed him to develop a pre-eminent practice in transactional construction work, and he is highly-regarded as a property and construction expert.

Education

LLB, BA (Honours First Class), MA, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University.

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Real estate and construction

(Hall of Fame: Real estate and construction)

Ed CrookRussell McVeagh

The real estate and construction practice at Russell McVeagh is ‘hardworking, commercial, smart and focused‘. The firm climbs the ranking having grown its workload of high-value real estate and construction matters for domestic and overseas property institutions, and corporate property owners and occupiers. The firm’s front-end construction practice is increasingly involved in large infrastructure projects, not least in the renewable energy sector. Construction disputes are also a key feature of the firm’s work. Ed Crook leads the practice with construction litigation specialist Polly Pope. Both are based in Auckland, as are key partners David Butler, Anna Crosbie and the newly promoted Caleb Hensman. Pope and senior associate Michael Taylor are ‘client-focused, well-prepared and commercial‘.