Jonathan Wood


senior associate

Jonathan specialises in commercial law. He gained his law degree at the University of London in 2005, followed by a masters degree from the University of Auckland specialising in commercial law.

He has been part of the Rainey Law team since 2010.

Jonathan has an innovative approach to addressing clients’ needs with a cost effective, high level of representation. He takes pride in his quality service to clients based on excellence and responsiveness, backed up by strong legal skills. Jonathan’s skill set includes creative problem solving and the acumen to advance clients’ goals whilst protecting their interests.

His areas of speciality include advising clients and running cases involving Building Act, Unit Titles Act and property law issues. He also has a particular interest in judicial review and appeal work.

Jonathan has succesfully argued appeals as counsel in the District and High Courts and as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, He has appeared on behalf of Body Corporates applying for schemes of repair in the High Court and in opposition to schemes of behalf of minority owner clients.

He is regularly consulted by Body Corporates and Body Corporate managers to guide and advise them on the intricacies of the Unit Titles Act, of which he has an expert knowledge.

litigation is the pursuit of practical ends,

not a game of chess.

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