Cogswell Law        









Paul Cogswell is the Principal of Cogswell Law.

Cogswell Law delivers high quality, focused Litigation and Dispute Resolution advice.

Cogswell Law advises on most aspects of commercial law and civil litigation. Paul specialises in contract disputes, company and shareholder disputes, building and construction law, property and land law, negligence claims, insolvency law and general commercial litigation.

Cogswell Law also gives advice on strategy and risk management in the context of contentious transactions and disputes for both commercial and private clients.

Paul is a recognised expert in his respective specialist areas and applies that experience to provide timely, commercially pragmatic advice to his clients.

He practices in all New Zealand Courts. He has also been counsel in arbitrations and Adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act.

Clients of Cogswell Law include small to mid-sized general practice law firms who wish to engage counsel to resolve their clients’ disputes. This may be as a result of the firm having no litigation capability or due to a conflict of interest in the particular case. Paul holds a practicing certificate as a solicitor, so can engage directly with clients if that is considered necessary or appropriate.

In addition to his private practice, Paul holds a Judicial Warrant as a part-time Adjudicator in the Weathertight Homes Tribunal. This is a specialist Tribunal set up as part of New Zealand’s Court system designed to deal with the determination of “leaky homes” claims.

Paul is also able to provide private mediation services to clients wanting to attempt to resolve their disputes through alternative dispute resolution.

Practice areas include:

Company and shareholder disputes
Contract disputes
Negligence claims, including professional liability claims
Adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act.
Property and land disputes, including leases
Banking and financial services law
Construction and property litigation - including leaky building cases
Insolvency litigation and advice
Insurance advice
Regulatory and trade practices compliance

Debt recovery and management

Alternative Dispute Resolution and mediation services