New Zealand Building Industry Regulation and Compliance Conference

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Meet your chairs

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 Associate

Russell McVeagh

Michael Taylor is a commercial litigator with a particular focus on construction law. He practiced at the London Commercial Bar for 15 years before joining Russell McVeagh, where he is a Senior Associate. Michael ranked as Leading Junior Counsel in The Legal 500 UK and Chambers & Partners UK, and now represents principals, contractors and professionals on major construction project disputes. Michael speaks and writes regularly on construction topics and is a committee member for the Society of Construction Law.
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