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Rebecca Saunders

LLB, BSc, Partner

Rebecca is a construction industry expert where she works with clients on the front end and back end of their construction matters. This means that she can help clients at any point in their project - from initiation to completion and whatever may follow. 

She acts for a diverse range of clients – contractors, subcontractors, principals, local government, builders and homeowners.  She regularly advises clients on issues relating to payment, cancellation, variations, delay, defects and certification. 

Rebecca has a broad range of experience in construction adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act 2002, arbitration, court litigation and mediation, gained in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

She also provides front end advice on contract drafting (building and construction contracts, and consultancy agreements) and requirements under the Building Act 2004 and associated regulations.  She is familiar with a range of standard forms including NZS 3910/3915/3916, Masterbuild, Certified Builders, CCCS, AS, NEC3, JCT, FIDIC and IChemE.

Rebecca is a member of the Society of Construction Law and the National Association of Women in Construction.  She is also admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales (non-practising).

In the 2021 Doyles Guide, Rebecca is recognised again for her construction industry expertise. 
"I enjoy working closely with my clients in order to achieve the best possible outcome for them."

Recent Projects

  • The following are examples of Rebecca’s legal work whilst at Wynn Williams and other firms:

  • Advising a major construction contractor on closing out of claims in relation to a significant anchor project in Christchurch.

  • Advising a major construction contractor on claims relating to the construction of a hospital (extensions of time, variations).

  • Advising an electrical subcontractor on non-payment issues in connection with a newly-built apartment complex in Auckland.

Recent Articles


Retentions in the construction industry – more problems and a possible fix?

The NBR has recently published two articles on two cases currently before the courts (Decmil NZ and Downey Construction) relating to the retention regime under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (Act).

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COVID-19 and the inevitable construction delays that are imminent

Construction projects around the world rely on both a healthy labour force and, increasingly, on materials and components that are produced in another country; particularly those produced in China. COVID-19 has developed rapidly, slowing trade and disrupting the international supply chain.

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