Tim Bates


Legal Vision

Tim is the Principal at Legal Vision, a niche construction law firm. Tim has an LLB(Hons) from Auckland University and was admitted to the bar in 1992. He has 25 years’ experience, and has practised primarily in New Zealand as well the United Kingdom. Tim has appeared extensively in the Courts of New Zealand, and has significant experience in alternative disputes resolution. Tim is the monthly columnist in the Master Builder’s publication, Building Today which he has been writing in for the last 14 years. He has presented seminar papers in construction law themed conferences for the last 9 years. Tim is known and understood to be an expert in construction law matters by his colleagues within the profession as well as parties in the construction industry. He has been advising parties involved in leaky building litigation since 2003. This work in particular has meant his legal expertise naturally extended into unit titles advice to bodies corporate.