Specialist areas of practice:
Paula is well known in the construction and infrastructure sectors as a first class projects lawyer. Her reputation is a reflection of her 25 years working in the wider property sector advising government, local authority, port companies, iwi, universities, airports, DHBs, building companies, and private developers at the front end of some of the country’s largest ever construction and infrastructure projects.
Paula’s specialist experience extends across virtually all sectors of the industry including prisons, hospitals, airports, universities, sports facilities, roading, mining, water and wastewater, electricity and commercial and residential building.
Paula works with clients from the inception of projects to understand the clients’ drivers and stakeholder drivers, project details, procurement strategies and procurement compliance requirements, project delivery models, risk and market conditions. She also advises on drafting for tendering, the drafting of project agreements (national, international and bespoke) and contract negotiations through to financial close.
Over and above her reputation for providing excellent legal advice, she is known as pragmatic and real in her approach.
Paula has advised clients involved with some of the most significant infrastructure projects in Aotearoa.