Kiren Narayan

Legal Staff


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Commercial Contracts and Business
Employment Law
French Speaking Services
Leaky Building Claims
Property, Building and Construction Disputes
Trust and Estate Litigation

Kiren is an Associate in the Litigation team. Her career began here at Martelli McKegg where over a four year period she progressed from law clerk through to staff solicitor with primary responsibility for a number of construction law and commercial disputes and trust and estate litigation as well as judicial review.

In 2019, Kiren moved to London where she worked at Corbett & Co, a firm specialising in International Construction Arbitration, dealing predominantly with the FIDIC forms of contract and ICC arbitration. While at Corbett & Co, she dealt with disputes relating to large infrastructure projects in Europe and Africa with contractors around the globe, acting for the employer in some instances and the contractor in others.

In January 2022, she returned to Martelli McKegg.

Kiren has extensive experience in construction law, having been involved in several construction disputes, in Court, under the Construction Contracts Act adjudication regime and arbitration under the Arbitration Act and in the ICC. Related to this, she is also experienced in Property Law Act applications.

She is also passionate about trust and estate litigation and enjoys finding solutions to clients' problems. She has been involved with several cases relating to the Family Protection Act, the Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act and the Wills Act.

Kiren has appeared several times in the District and High Courts of New Zealand as well as the New Zealand Court of Appeal and is an excellent advocate, having won the Auckland final of the New Zealand Law Foundation Young Lawyers' Mooting Competition in 2018.

Kiren is fluent in Spanish, French and Catalan, having lived in Spain, France, Mexico and Chile, and has Bachelor degrees in French and Spanish. As a result, she has an interest in conflict of laws and is experienced in enforcing foreign judgments in New Zealand.

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