New Zealand Building Industry Regulation and Compliance Conference

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Polly Pope


Russell McVeagh

Polly Pope (LLB (Hons), MIR) is a commercial litigator with a particular interest in construction disputes. In the construction space she acts for principals and contractors in arbitrations and court proceedings. Polly is an Associate of AMINZ and a member of it appointments' panel, a member of the Society for Construction Law, of Women in Infrastructure and of the Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association of New Zealand.

Michael Taylor

Senior Solicitor

Russell McVeagh

Michael Taylor practices in commercial litigation and advocacy with a particular focus on Construction and Information Communications and Technology. He is a member of UK and NZ Societies of Construction Law. Michael practiced at the London Commercial Bar for over 15 years before joining Russell McVeagh. He has acted for employers, contractors, sub-contractors, professionals and insurers on all aspects of construction projects, including litigation, adjudication (including enforcement), arbitration and ADR. Michael has also appeared in cases involving professional negligence claims against construction professionals including architects, project managers and quantity surveyors.
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