LLB (Hons), BCom, GSP, Partner
Josh Orton
Josh is a partner in our national Commercial Property & Projects Team with significant experience dealing with all aspects of property law.  

Josh specialises in large-scale acquisitions, disposals, subdivisions, leasing and development projects, both commercial and residential.  He regularly guides clients contemplating entirely new developments from the outset through to completion, letting and sale.

Josh acts for both commercial landlords and tenants across a wide range of industries throughout the country.  His corporate and commercial work includes advising on corporate restructuring and the negotiation and drafting of high-value commercial contracts.

"In the property field, clients are looking for legal advice that helps to facilitate their projects. That's what you can expect from me – quality work delivered in a timely manner."
Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.


Recent Projects

  • Advising Body Corporates on various matters.
  • Advising on leasing issues for a New Zealand registered bank at its South Island sites.
  • Dealing with leasing issues for both landlords and tenants following the Christchurch earthquake events.
  • The acquisition and sale of numerous commercial buildings throughout New Zealand.
  • The leasing of large shopping centres.

Recent Articles


Leasing Process Explained

If you wish to enter into a commercial lease, whether as a landlord or a tenant, this typically involves negotiating and entering into a written agreement to lease. An agreement to lease is an agreement by the landlord to grant a lease, and the tenant to take the lease, at a future date.

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  • New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Insolvency Special Interest Group

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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 25, Vero Centre, 48 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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