Simon Rickit


Simon has experience across a wide range of commercial transactions and contracts, with particular expertise in property development projects for public and private sector clients.

He provides advice at all stages of a project, from procurement and negotiation of initial terms through to drafting the full suite of project documents.  He also advises a number of clients on day-to-day commercial/contracting issues.

Prior to joining Meredith Connell, Simon worked at a commercial practice in Wellington before working in-house at a multi-national financial service provider in London.

In addition to his work in the New Zealand context, Simon has advised on development projects in the UK and the USA.

Advising a national retailer on a $200m+ mixed use development in Tauranga’s CBD, including project planning and co-ordination, construction and consultant contracting, and advice on various property issues and arrangements.

Advising a local authority on the development of strategic sites for civic, commercial and infrastructure purposes, including advising on joint venturing arrangements with private developers for delivery of major infrastructure, advising on the collaborative development of a Hot Pools facility and marina under long-term lease arrangements negotiating property acquisitions, and advice on community consultation and local government regulatory compliance.

Advising a listed retirement village developer/operator on all aspects of its construction programme.

Advising a Crown Research Institute on its corporate, commercial and property matters, including the redevelopment of major office and research facility sites in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as its day-to-day commercial contracting requirements.

LLB, Victoria University of Wellington

BCS, Auckland University of Technology