Senior Associate, Wellington

Louise Brazier

Louise Brazier (1)


Louise specialises in construction and commercial property transactions.

Louise advises on the full spectrum of commercial property work, with a particular interest in construction and development projects.  She is experienced in preparing and negotiating construction contracts (NZS, NEC, JCT, bespoke) together with related project documents.

Louise has worked with public and private clients, contractors, and developers across a range of sectors.  She seeks to develop collaborative working relationships with her clients, their advisers, and stakeholders to ensure efficient delivery of each project. 

Prior to re-joining Buddle Findlay in 2021, Louise spent three years in London working at a UK top 100 national law firm.  During this time, Louise also spent time seconded to the investments arm of one of the UK's largest construction companies.

  • Member of the New Zealand Society of Construction Law
  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society Property Law Section

Work highlights

Acting for Contact Energy

to negotiate land rights for its suite of generation assets across New Zealand, both for new developments and existing assets

Advising Wellington International Airport

on various construction projects, including taxiway bravo, the airport hotel, and retail park development

Advising the Ministry of Education

on various matters to do with its extensive property portfolio, including the acquisition of land

Acting for various Government departments and local authorities

on a range of development projects, including new water infrastructure, refurbishment and maintenance projects, and new builds

Advising Central Plains Water

on the construction of stage two of its irrigation scheme (serving 50,000ha farmland)

Advising UK NHS Trusts

on main contractor/consultant procurement for their respective new hospital developments