Tim Sinclair

Senior Associate

Tim specialises in property law, advising on a range of commercial and residential property transactions and matters.

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Tim supports a wide range of private and commercial clients in relation to property and commercial matters throughout New Zealand. He regularly advises on residential and commercial property transactions, land development projects, the sale and purchase of businesses and commercial leasing.

Tim has a wealth of work and life experience, having practised in a variety of roles, fields of law and jurisdictions. In addition to his New Zealand commercial, property and resource management experience, he gained valuable experience working in-house for a UK telecommunications company, in its property team, and in a commercial law practice in Cambodia. Tim’s international experience, which included working on large commercial projects, helps him to provide a broader perspective when assisting clients.

Recent highlights

  • Supporting commercial clients with the sale, purchase, leasing and management of various commercial properties, including office, warehousing and logistics buildings.
  • Supporting a client with the purchase of the Northlands Shopping Centre in Christchurch.
  • Supporting private clients with the sale, purchase and development of residential properties.
  • Supporting private clients with the sale, purchase and management of various commercial businesses, including a brewery, motel and mechanics.
  • Supporting private clients with retirement village entry requirements, including occupation right agreements and enduring powers of attorney.
  • Assisting clients with general corporate and commercial legal requirements.
  • Undertaking due diligence reporting on purchases of residential and commercial property.


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