Promotion reflects construction “pressure”

Duncan Cotterill has announced the promotion of Tanya Wood to partner, further bolstering the strength of its Auckland litigation team.

Wood joined the Duncan Cotterill team as special counsel in 2019 from MinterEllisonRuddWatts, and her promotion to partner reflects her expertise in the areas of construction litigation and insurance law. Wood regularly acts for insurers on a range of insurance disputes. She also acts for private clients in project and construction dispute matters.

“The construction industry has been under immense pressure from all quarters for many years. I regularly see the consequences of this in the dispute matters that I am instructed on, which arise from a combination of factors ranging from the lack of skilled resource, design and workmanship issues, problems with building materials (both quality and supply) and issues with the consenting process,” Wood says. “I’m grateful to be able to assist construction clients and the professionals I represent in resolving complex disputes in this challenging climate.”