Paul Grimshaw


Admitted 1988



Paul has developed significant expertise in construction disputes which require careful analysis of the Building Act, the Building Code and Environmental & Resource Management. Construction disputes tend to be complex and he has specialized in the Leaky Building area. However his considerable expertise extends across councils, including contract enforcement, caveat hearings, injunction hearings, disputes over land, rating sales and debt recovery. Paul has also acted on behalf of various professionals including solicitors, accountants, liquidators, receivers and valuers.

Paul’s case work has included negligent valuations of commercial and residential properties, and marine vessels, alleged pilot negligence leading to a plane crash, defending a client against 14 breaches of the Resource Management Act and acting for council against a power station who claimed work carried out by the council to the river had reduced the power stations capacity to generate power & therefore profits. He was also involved in acting for the insurers of Mercury Energy during the complete blackout in the CBD for well over a month. The material damage & loss of profits ran into the hundreds of millions.

Paul has wide experience in arbitration hearings and alternative forms of dispute resolution.