Special Counsel, 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 subdivision process under the Resource Management Act, as well as under 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

Acting for local and national infrastructure entities

on land acquisition and other property matters associated with their operations

Preparing, negotiating and transacting

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

Advising on other property related matters

including due diligence, historic land title issues and Overseas Investment Act sensitive land investigations