LLB, BCom, Associate
David Dingwall
David joined Wynn Williams in June 2013 from another Christchurch firm where he gained first hand experience across a range of commercial and private client matters.

David works in the national Commercial Property & Projects Team and is involved in advising landlords and tenants, contractors and principals across a wide range of commercial property and construction matters.

"Working in a great team providing practical advice that helps to achieve positive and tangible results."
Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.


Recent Projects

  • Advising a major New Zealand domestic insurer in relation to residential repair and rebuild contracts and other property matters.
  • Secondment to a major New Zealand domestic insurer to assist with the response to the Canterbury Earthquakes.
  • Advising clients on recent significant changes to our building laws and updating contracts following those changes.

Recent Articles


Following up on the Building Amendment Act 2013: A Reminder to Builders

Five months have now passed since the Building Amendment Act 2013 brought into force new consumer protection measures aimed at arming consumers with new rights and remedies in relation to residential building work.

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Subcontractor Retentions: a matter of trust

The forecast for national building and construction is at an unprecedented level, and with a sustained rate of growth that has not been seen in the past 40 years. Despite the positive prognosis for New Zealand's construction industry, cashflow problems have proved terminal for many building firms in recent times. One of the factors affecting cashflow is retentions, which are sums withheld from payments owed to the head contractor (commonly 5-10% of the total contract price), and which are designed to guarantee quality of the head contractor's work, and to ensure that any defects are put right. In most cases, the head contractor does not become eligible to receive all or part of the retained sum until the whole of the construction works are complete, or until the end of the defects liability period, which can be months or even years after completion. This amount often comprises the head contractor's entire profit margin. Unsurprisingly, most head contractors adopt the same process for paying their subcontractors, who are generally not as informed about the viability of a certain project.

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  • Canterbury-Westland Commercial and Property Law Committee.
  • Canterbury Young Professionals

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