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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.

Saunders & Co is proud to be associated with the Canterbury Registered Master Builders.



Get further advice from

Paul Coghlan

Paul Coghlan


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

Sarah Bee

Sarah Bee


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