Sophie Slater


I specialise in construction & projects, advising on a range of construction and infrastructure matters including contracts, project documents, construction legislation, regulatory requirements, and disputes.

I provide practical advice to a broad range of construction professionals including head contractors, subcontractors, insurers, consultants, and developers. Clients have expressed that my understanding of their unique needs based within the construction environment they are operating in is of great benefit. I advise on ensuring that risk is allocated appropriately, anticipating issues, and supporting clients with regulatory requirements and contractual disputes. I also regularly draft and review a variety of bespoke and standard form contracts and various project documentation.

During my time working for central and local government, I was involved in advising on large infrastructure projects, building enforcement issues, regulatory reforms and government decision making. I closely understand the life cycle of a construction project, building and resource consenting processes and relevant building legislation.

I also have experience in building negligence disputes including weathertight litigation, resource management litigation, and various other building regulatory issues such as earthquake-prone buildings.