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 in 2013, 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 $100m+ 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 tourism purposes, including negotiation of land swaps, advising on a long-term reserve lease for development of a Hot Pools facility, negotiating property acquisitions, and advice on community consultation and local government regulatory compliance.

Advising a government department on its nationwide remediation and new construction programme, including advising on infrastructure, property and construction arrangements on a number of high-value greenfield projects.

LLB, Victoria University of Wellington

BCS, Auckland University of Technology

Other credentials:

  • Member of the New Zealand Society of Construction Law