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Rob Harris

Rob Harris


Rob is a specialist project disputes lawyer with more than 13 years’ experience in New Zealand.  Rob acts for a range of private and public clients with a focus on resolving complex in-project disputes and post-completion claims including by way of settlements, adjudication, arbitration, or the courts.  Rob has particular experience in construction and property related claims arising across a variety of sectors and projects including motorways, hospitals, multi-unit apartments, commercial, industrial and civil works. 

Rob also works closely with clients’ in-house legal teams as dedicated project counsel to provide client-focussed, strategic advice and has particular expertise in pre-dispute risk mitigation and dispute avoidance. Rob’s recent work includes acting for:

  • a large institutional investor in an arbitration concerning a leaky building;
  • a tier-1 main-contractor on multiple motorway projects including upstream and downstream disputes;
  • a Crown Agent in a High Court trial concerning seismic defects at a hospital; and
  • main contractors and subcontractors in various Construction Contract Act adjudications.

Specialist expertise


Partner, Greenwood Roche 2024 -
Principal, Greenwood Roche 2022-2024
Senior Associate, Greenwood Roche 2019 – 2022
Lawyer, Greenwood Roche 2017 – 2019
Senior Solicitor (previously Solicitor), Minter Ellison Rudd Watts 2011 – 2017


LLB, BCom (Otago)

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Rob Harris

DDI: +64 9 302 6116

Mobile: +64 27 238 4016

Phone: +64 9 306 0490

Email: rob@greenwoodroche.com

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Rob is primarily based in Auckland.

Physical: Hayman Kronfeld Building
Level 6
15 Galway Street Auckland 1010

Mail: PO Box 106006
Auckland 1143

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