Qualifications : BA, LLB, University of Otago.
Ben has been practicing law since 2004, and joined Tompkins Wake in 2011. Ben advises on all aspects of commercial and corporate law with a specialist focus on the construction and manufacturing industries. Ben has extensive experience advising clients on complex and large scale construction and engineering projects. Ben also has a particular interest in events and venue related law, and has advised venue owners, professional sports organisations and music festivals on a wide range of sponsorship, commercial and contractual matters.
Areas of expertise
- Banking and Finance
- Commercial Contracts
- Construction Contracts
- Corporate Structuring/Restructuring
- Event and Venue Hire Agreements
- Joint Ventures
- Limited Partnerships
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Property and Construction Finance
- Sponsorship Agreements
Changes coming for retention money obligations
The current rules on retention money withheld from construction contracts lack clarity and may disadvantage subcontractors. Now, a new Bill is proposi...
New rules and penalties for retentions regime
The Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA) was intended to significantly change the way that payments were made in the construction industry by encoura...