Ruth Fesseha
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Olivia Boyle
Consultant
Angus Verheul
Law Graduate
Taufiq Arahman
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Ed Macgregor
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Samridhi Sinha
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Peter Mutema
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Joanna Wang
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Grania Clark

Senior Associate

Grania is a property lawyer with significant experience across the entirety of the property landscape. Her work ethic is derived from her devout passion for the law, and she prides herself on providing sound legal advice and delivering practical solutions to clients within tight timeframes.

Her extensive experience comprises of advising corporate and private clients, and public authorities, on the acquisition, disposal, use and development of commercial, retail, industrial and residential property, including under the Unit Titles Act and Public Works Act.

Grania was previously a senior associate at New Zealand firm, Anderson Creagh Lai, which joined Hamilton Locke in January 2023, with the establishment of Hamilton Locke New Zealand.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Subdivisions; Greenfields Developments; Commercial Leasing; Retail Leasing; Industrial Leasing; Asset Protection; Financial Law; Property Transactions.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (University of Canterbury)
  • Admitted to practice in New Zealand
SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
  • Acting on a large community development project over approximately 100 hectares (including Ministry of Education contract for a proposed new school and the disposal of more than 300 residential housing units).
  • Acting on acquisition of rural land subject to forestry rights and carbon credit assessments.
  • Acting for developers on residential subdivisions and final disposal to Kainga Ora for bulk social housing.
  • Acting on behalf of landlords to negotiate leasing agreements with major government departments and institutional banks.
  • Acting for a centre Auckland licensor on licence arrangements for telecommunications facilities and transmitters.
  • Acting for developer on disputed infrastructure development agreements and related infrastructure cost sharing arrangements for property developments with interdependent infrastructure facilities.
  • Acting for local authorities on the acquisition and disposal of land under the Public Work Act.
  • Advising Auckland Council on the risks of proposed public works adjacent to private properties with riparian and associated rights.
  • Acting on $40m disposal of commercial business and premises to international storage organisation.
  • Acting for vendor on the sale of Auckland suburban shopping centre (including updating all leasing arrangements).
  • Acting for local authorities to prepare resource consent compliance documents, development contribution deferment and transfer agreements, and bonding arrangements.
  • Assisted on Resource Management appeals and submissions (including the proposed Auckland Council Unitary Plan).

 

*  Includes experience and representations undertaken whilst at previous firms.