Qualifications : LLB (Hons), University of Waikato.
Morgan joined Tompkins Wake in 2018 and is a senior associate in our dispute resolution and litigation team.
Morgan has considerable experience in building and construction litigation. She acts for Councils, homeowners, builders and product manufacturers on avoiding and resolving disputes in relation to building defects and under construction contracts (from single homes to major complex projects). Morgan also regularly provides advice in relation to building, construction and natural hazard management, including issues arising under the Building Act. In addition, Morgan also has broad experience in handling general contract, commercial and property disputes (including caveats, leases and sale orders). She represents clients in the courts and in alternative dispute resolution including mediation. Her experience covers everything from disputes between individuals and SMEs to complex commercial disputes covering proceedings across multiple jurisdictions. Morgan tailors the approach she takes to her clients’ needs and objectives.
Areas of expertise
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Building Disputes - Leaky Homes
- Civil Litigation
- Construction and Building Disputes
- Debt Recovery
- Commercial Disputes
- Property Disputes
- Building Act 2004
- Named a 'Rising Star' by NZ|Lawyer for 2022
Time waits for no-one
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