Paul Westbury

Consultant BSc - Otago University, LLB - Victoria University

Infrastructure, Procurement, Commercial Contracting, Services and information technology, Commercial Law,

Paul joined Lane Neave as a full-time consultant in the firm’s Wellington office which opened in August 2016.

Paul is an accomplished practitioner with more than 30 year’s of commercial law experience, including a long term Partnership at one of the top eight law firms and more latterly as a sole practitioner.

Paul specialises in commercial law primarily in the local government sector infrastructure construction and services contracting areas. He has also acted for a broad range of commercial clients including government organisations, council controlled organisations, airports and, hospitals.

He provides strategic, legal and commercial services and advice on a wide range of areas, including procurement strategy and implementation for major infrastructure projects, services contracting including service level agreements and performance based contracts, construction contracting across the range of contracting models, tendering and procurement processes, partnering, contract management advice and opinions, mediation and dispute advice and major contract expert determination.

Paul is a member of Society for Construction Law (NZ) and has also completed LEADR mediation training.