I’m a commercial law partner specialising in property and finance, and the Chair of the Duncan Cotterill Board. Specific areas of focus include advising on commercial and retail leasing as well as business purchases. I advise corporates as well as private clients.
My finance related work involves acting for a number of lending institutions and advising on issues that arise in the finance sector. This includes lending, enforcement and regulatory compliance including compliance with the Financial Markets Conduct Act and the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act. Much of my advice concerns the rights and obligations of mortgagees.
Examples of my client work include advising:
- Animates on its national property and business portfolio, including commercial leasing and purchases.
- A large New Zealand owned finance company on lending, enforcement and compliance.
- ASB Bank on business lending.
- Heritage Hotels on property and body corporate matters.
I am a member of the Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society and the New Zealand Animal Law Association.