Simon Davies-Colley
Associate - Whangarei, Kerikeri

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Email Phone: 09 470 2453

Simon is a commercial lawyer and a specialist in all aspects of employment and construction law. With a background in farming and forestry, he prefers a plain-English and practical approach to solving his client's legal issues.

Simon spent a decade practicising in an international and a local firm in Auckland. He has been based in Whangarei since 2017.

Simon helps clients with:

  • construction contract and project advice – from residential buildings to international projects
  • construction disputes – including defects, variations, payment defaults and delays
  • commercial employment advice – documentation, policies, procedures and restructuring
  • employment investigations
  • employment disputes, personal grievances, litigation and mediation
  • Health & Safety advice, documentation, post-incident and prosecution
  • general commercial issues e.g. Privacy Act protection, Fair Trading Act advice, and
  • Advertising Standards advice.

Simon grew up in Mangakahia. He and his young family decided to move home to Northland before his extended family could begin to call him an “Aucklander”. Outside of work Simon plays hockey and enjoys all the fishing, diving and spearfishing Northland has to offer.

Qualifications: LLB, University of Auckland
Admitted: 2008

Recent experience
  • Advising on the construction contract for a major electricity infrastructure project
  • Commercial negotiations resolving multi-million dollar variations disputes on an international construction project
  • Acting in High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings following the breakdown of a major dairy farming joint venture
  • Acting in a senior management dispute over post-employment competition in the construction industry, and
  • Advising on a top-down organisational restructuring.

Natalie Taylor
P: 09 470 2474

Contact Simon Davies-Colley

DDI 09 470 2453
Cell 027 406 4114

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