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Julian Smith

Julian Smith

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As a leading commercial property lawyer, Julian specialises in infrastructure, acquisitions and development. He has accumulated substantial experience and expertise in public works, electricity projects, complex subdivisions and infrastructure leases and easements.
Julian has acted for a range of commercial and government sector clients, including major infrastructure providers. He has recently been involved in the acquisition of property rights for major transmission line projects and for the National War Memorial Park and has advised the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority on anchor projects.

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National War Memorial Park

Recent Projects

National War Memorial Park

National War Memorial Park

The National War Memorial Park in Wellington is being developed as the Government's key project to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landing in the First World War.


Greenwood Roche advised the Ministry for Culture & Heritage on the land and construction aspects of the National War Memorial Park (Pukeahu) project, to be completed for the ANZAC day commemorations in 2015.


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Electricity upgrades

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Electricity upgrades

Electricity upgrades

The national electricity grid is owned by the State-owned enterprise, Transpower New Zealand, with lower voltage distribution lines owned by a range of locally and publicly owned entities.


Greenwood Roche advises Transpower on all property aspects relating to the national grid including the new 400kV-capable transmission line between Whakamaru, in south Waikato, and Auckland.


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Canterbury earthquake recovery

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Canterbury earthquake recovery

Canterbury earthquake recovery

The Government has, as one of its key priorities, the recovery and rebuild of Canterbury following the devastating earthquakes in Canterbury in 2010 and 2011.


Greenwood Roche advised the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority on anchor projects to assist with the recovery, including the health precinct, the south frame and the east frame.


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Major new transmission line

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Major new transmission line

Transpower is currently constructing the new 220kV transmission line connecting Wairakei and Whakamaru, assisting with the development of renewable electricity generation around Taupo.


Greenwood Roche has acted for Transpower on the acquisition of property rights for this project. Our work has included the acquisition of easements, Maori land issues, advice on compulsory acquisition rights, emissions trading issues and compensation entitlements.


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Experience

Partner, Greenwood Roche 2014 –
Principal, Greenwood Roche 2010 – 2014
Senior Lawyer, Greenwood Roche 2005 – 2010
Senior Solicitor, Chapman Tripp 2004 – 2005
Solicitor, Chapman Tripp 2000 – 2004
Law Clerk, Cuningham Taylor 1998 – 2000


Qualifications

LLB (Canterbury)


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Julian Smith

DDI: +64 4 494 8506

Mobile: +64 21 379 010

Phone: +64 4 494 8500

Fax: +64 4 494 8501

Email: julian@greenwoodroche.com

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Julian is primarily based in Wellington.

Physical: Level 13
36 Customhouse Quay
Wellington 6011

Mail: PO Box 25501
Wellington 6146

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