Development and Construction

Gallaway Cook Allan has specialist expertise in the development and construction sectors. Our high calibre team of lawyers advises both local and national clients on all aspects of property development and construction projects.


At Gallaway Cook Allan we have been providing expert legal advice to our clients in the development sector for many years.

This long history of experience, and our in-depth knowledge of the South Island legal landscape, means we are best placed to help you with any development matters you may have.

Our expert lawyers can provide legal advice regarding land zoning and your obligations under the Resource Management Act, plus we can also help you plan subdivisions and commercial developments. We have a great deal of experience dealing with local and regional authorities, and can use this to help streamline your engagements with them.


We know the construction industry and we offer practical and commercial advice, and work collaboratively with our clients, to achieve best results and resolve issues efficiently. 

We provide strategic advice to our construction clients a broad range of construction related matters, including in relation to procurement methods, tender processes, engagement of contactors and consultants, contract administration and resolution of disputes.

We have experience preparing and advising on a broad range of construction contracts, from residential builds to significant capital works projects.  We also regularly advise on ancillary agreements including consultancy agreements, bonds, guarantees and subcontractor direct arrangements. 

Our clients include local authorities, public and private institutions, infrastructure owners, commercial developers and prospective home owners. 

The construction environment can be complex, fast paced and demanding.  We provide clear and proactive advice, and ongoing support throughout the construction cycle, to make the journey as easy as possible.  

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