LLB,M.ComLaw,TEP, Senior Associate
Tanya Speight
Tanya is a member of the Firm's national Commercial Property & Projects Team.

Tanya advises on a range of commercial leasing and contractual and business matters for both corporate and public sector clients.   She has particular expertise in drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts across a range of industries.  As a registered Trusts and Estates Practitioner, Tanya also frequently advises on estate planning and trust administration issues.

Before joining Wynn Williams, Tanya worked in National law firms and as in-house counsel for high profile national and international companies.  Most recently, Tanya lectured in commercial and company law for the Department of Business at CPIT.
Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.


Recent Projects

  • Drafting and negotiating retail commercial leasing arrangements for landlords of commercial shopping centres.
  • Drafting major procurement contract for a Regional public entity and providing various regulatory and business advice to public and government entities.
  • Advising on estate planning matters and providing technical advice on trust administration issues.
  • Advising on structuring and documentation of strategic business ventures, including constitutional documentation, shareholder agreements and joint venture arrangements.

Recent Articles


Post Earthquake Construction

The key to putting together a solid project with good prospects of success in the current environment is to thoroughly prepare in advance, understand what the risks to the project might be, and take a practical approach to allocating those risks across the parties involved.

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Construction Contracts: the effects of the Canterbury Quakes

The Canterbury earthquakes have thrown up many things to be learnt.  This article highlights some key things to consider when planning a new commercial building contract.  These issues apply wherever the building is to be located in New Zealand.

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  • Canterbury Women's Legal Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

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Wynn Williams Christchurch
Level 5, Wynn Williams House, 47 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand.
PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
Wynn Williams Auckland
Level 11, AIG Building, 41 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
+64 9 300 2600
+64 9 300 2609

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