Julia Flattery


Julia is an experienced construction, infrastructure, renewable energy and commercial property lawyer.  She has been in practice for over 18 years and is qualified in both New Zealand and England and Wales.

Julia has acted for all tiers of the construction industry in relation to procurement strategy, tender preparation and review, construction contracts (including NZS, FIDIC and NEC), subcontracts, consultancy agreements, ancillary construction documentation and construction disputes.  Julia has advised both government/public sector entities and contractors in relation to complex PPP infrastructure projects.

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Julia has a wide range of renewable energy experience and advises funders, landowners and contractors in relation to wind farms, solar developments and hydro developments, both on an EPC and supply and install basis.

Julia’s property experience includes the full gamut of commercial property work.

Recent highlights

  • Advising both contractors and developers in relation to a number of hotel and apartment projects throughout New Zealand.
  • Advising at all tiers of the construction industry in relation to a number of school, health care and airport building projects.
  • Advising key subcontractors in relation to a number of the Christchurch anchor projects.
  • Advising a major energy provider in relation to the construction of a large wind farm.
  • Advising in relation to a Port PPP project.
  • Successfully claiming and defending a number of adjudications and arbitrations in relation to defective buildings, extensions of time, variations and payment claims.
  • Preparing standard suites of contract documentation.

Julia's insights

Changes on the way for NZS 3910

22 May 2023

Changes to the construction contract retention money scheme passed by Parliament

31 March 2023

Cyclone Gabrielle recovery: practical tips for commercial and residential construction

28 February 2023

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He tāngata

  • Regular speaker at industry conferences on construction and procurement matters
  • Regular presenter of external and internal seminars
  • Author of numerous external and internal articles


  • Qualified in both New Zealand and England and Wales
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law
  • Member of Women in Infrastructure
  • Member of the Construction Sector Accord

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