Riaia Donald

Senior Associate - Construction

Riaia is a specialist construction and property dispute resolution lawyer, having worked in this area of law since 2009. She has particular experience in construction contract disputes (particularly regarding claims for variations, extension of time and defective works) and in bringing and defending adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and High Court proceedings for such disputes. Riaia also has experience in arbitrations for commercial property and lease disputes, in particular landlord and tenant obligations and rent review disputes.

Professional background


  • New Zealand


  • LLB (Hons) University of Auckland
  • BA University of Auckland


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


  • Construction Litigation
  • Property and Lease Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Defective Buildings
  • Contractual Disputes