Senior Associate, Christchurch

Scott Holdaway

Scott Holdaway



Scott specialises in property, local government law, and regulatory issues.  He acts for various territorial authorities, central government and private entities.

Scott acts on a wide range of transactions including acquisitions, disposals, developments, subdivisions and leases.  He also has expertise in many regulatory matters such as reserves, roads, Building Act and public works issues.

Work highlights

Advising a number of territorial authorities

on a wide range of property and regulatory issues, including the Local Government Acts, Building Act, Reserves Act and Public Works Act

Advising various central government entities

on a wide range of property and regulatory issues, including the Canterbury rebuild and regeneration process

Acting for Central Plains Water Limited

on land acquisition and other property matters associated with the Central Plains Water irrigation project

Advising on property related matters

including due diligence and Overseas Investment Act sensitive land investigations

Preparing, negotiating and transacting

a range of documentation including sale and purchase agreements, easements, leases, encumbrances, covenants, bonds and development agreements

Alternate contacts

John Buchan

Partner, Christchurch

John specialises in corporate and commercial law and in particular, commercial property. He acts on a wide range of transactions…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3504
  • M +64 21 900 124


Blake Cescon

Special Counsel, Christchurch

Blake specialises in property, local government and banking law. He acts for various local authorities, central government, and a…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3524
  • M +64 21 245 7695