Josh is a Partner in the Firm’s national Dispute Resolution Team. He frequently appears in the Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court, and several other specialist statutory or disciplinary tribunals.
Josh is experienced in all areas of disputes, handles complex and high value matters, and has particular expertise in construction, property, and insolvency disputes. He acts for developers, head contractors, consultants, and subcontractors on disputed matters that arise both during and following the course of construction; including issues relating to delay, extensions of time and liquidated damages, retentions and performance bonds, variations, and defective works or design. Josh also provides advice on the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts.
Josh also regularly handles disputes relating to companies and shareholders, commercial contracts, property rights, negligence, construction contracts, insolvency and director’s duties, alcohol licencing, and contentious trusts and estates.
Josh is a member of the Society for Construction Law and the Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association of New Zealand. He was recognised as a Rising Star in the NZ Lawyer Rising Stars List 2020
Outside of work Josh volunteers at Community Law and as a member of the Judicial Committee for the Canterbury Rugby Football Union.
"I enjoy advocating for my clients to make sure they get the best result."