Barton Hoggard Partner

Barton is a partner in our commercial property team. He advises clients on all aspects of property law, with a particular focus on property development and leasing arrangements.  

Barton has practiced law in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. He worked in the United Arab Emirates for ten years and was a corporate partner of English law firm, Clyde & Co, based in Dubai. During this time, Barton advised sovereign wealth funds, governments, Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, property developers and individual investors on a number of complex transactions in a wide range of industries.

In New Zealand, Barton has been involved in several significant design and build projects as well as sale and lease back transactions.  He advises developers, unit owners and body corporate managers on unit title developments.  Barton has also successfully navigated foreign multinationals through New Zealand's overseas investment regime to acquire sensitive land in New Zealand.

Barton has been “Recommended” by Legal 500 which referred to his “very good response times, strong industry knowledge, and appropriate advice".


Barton's areas of expertise

  • Commercial leasing
  • Commercial property acquisitions and divestments
  • Development agreements
  • Subdivisions
  • Overseas investment in New Zealand property
  • General property and business advice
  • Joint ventures
  • Asset protection
  • Trust formation and administration



LLB/B.Com - University of Auckland 1997


Professional Memberships

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 1998

New Zealand Law Society

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (2004)