Andrew Skelton

Andrew SkeltonLLM (Lond), MSt.(Oxon), AAMINZ

Adjudication - Arbitration

New Zealand

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Andrew is a barrister with over 20 years experience as a civil litigator in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He is a member of Capital Chambers, based in Wellington.

Andrew is an expert in the areas of building and construction and property-related disputes, insurance disputes and disciplinary matters.

Andrew was a partner at Kensington Swan for 14 years from 1999 - 2012. He was the lead partner in Kensington Swan’s Wellington construction and advocacy practice between 2005 and 2012.
During that time he acted on numerous claims and disputes for domestic and international contractors, principals and consultants dealing with a wide range of issues including delay, liquidated damages, extensions of time, unforeseen physical conditions, variations, insurance, defects liability, suspension, termination and bonds.

Andrew has acted as counsel in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and in a number of arbitration proceedings under the Arbitration Act 1996 and the ICC Rules and adjudication proceedings under the Construction Contracts Act 2002. He also has significant experience in mediation. He is an Associate of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand and a LEADR-qualified mediator. Andrew is also a member of the New Zealand Society of Construction Law.

Andrew has been a faculty member of the New Zealand Law Society Litigation Skills course since 2005. He has presented seminars on his areas of expertise for the New Zealand Law Society and other organisations.

International publication Best Lawyers includes Andrew in its list of top construction lawyers in New Zealand.
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