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Our trades services

Trades people across all sectors are well represented by Saunders & Co’s team of highly experienced, multi-disciplinary law specialists.

We have a detailed understanding of the challenges facing trade clients whether they are a small one or two person operation or a large company with multiple divisions and high staff numbers.

Trade clients are encouraged to seek our robust advice around setting terms of trade and standard contract forms; managing cashflow, risk, guarantees and timeframes; and entering into contractor or sub-contractor arrangements.

We also offer high-level advice around pressure points identified in contracts imposed on trade clients by a main contractor. This helps to ensure our clients are well armed to manage things themselves when entering future sub-contractor arrangements.

Saunders & Co also provides trade clients with a range of general advice around matters such as business sale and purchase, scaling up, financing, employment contracts, disputes, and health and safety.

Our team has a wealth of knowledge across all aspects of the building and construction industry and is well versed in the Construction Contracts Act and Building Act.


Get further advice from

Paul Coghlan

Paul Coghlan


T +64 3 963 1465
E paul.coghlan@saunders.co.nz

Colenna Ward

Colenna Ward


T +64 3 963 1464
M 021 813 135
E colenna.ward@saunders.co.nz

Sarah Bee

Sarah Bee

Senior Associate

T +64 3 966 7704
M 027 366 6090
E sarah.bee@saunders.co.nz