Kate Muldrew

Senior Associate - Construction

Kate is a construction law specialist. She acts across a broad spectrum of construction disputes, ranging from claims for variations and extensions of time, to defective building claims. She regularly advises principals, contractors, subcontractors, consultants and engineers to the contract.

Kate has acted for clients in a wide range of dispute resolution forums, including formal court proceedings, arbitration, mediation and adjudication.

Clients value Kate’s pragmatic and down-to-earth approach. Kate has an eye for detail and is skilled at analysing legally and factually complex material. Kate seeks to understand her clients’ commercial drivers and tailors her advice and approach to dispute resolution accordingly.

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Professional background

Recent work

National construction disputes

Acting for Jacobs in alternative dispute resolution on post-project infrastructure and construction disputes in New Zealand.

Turitea Wind Farm

Advising Mercury on the delivery of the Turitea Wind Farm project, which, when delivered will be New Zealand’s largest windfarm.

Empire Apartments

Acted for the body corporate and unit owners of a 313-unit apartment building in Auckland in High Court proceedings in respect of building defects.

Christchurch rebuild arbitration

Represented Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on a lengthy and complex infrastructure arbitration regarding the rebuild of Christchurch post-earthquakes.


  • 2013, New Zealand


  • LLB, BCom (Economics), University of Auckland


  • Member, Society of Construction Law New Zealand
  • Member, Infrastructure New Zealand


  • Construction litigation
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Defective building claims
  • Contractual disputes