Lloyd Berryman
PARTNER – BCom (Hons) in Economics / LLB

DDI: +64 9 929 0503
Mobile: +64 21 125 8510
Email: lloyd@halaw.co.nz
Admitted: 2002, New Zealand
Practice Area: Property, Commercial, Infrastructure and Dispute Resolution


Lloyd graduated from Auckland University in 2001 with an LLB and a BCom (Honours) in Economics. Lloyd has over 15 years’ experience as a legal advisor in the areas of property, infrastructure and commercial law. Lloyd’s experience is extensive and diverse. The first decade in private practice with Russell McVeagh in their Auckland commercial property department and 2 years in the United Kingdom in the Real Estate Projects team at Dentons (one of the World’s largest law firms) in its London City office. Whilst at Russell McVeagh, Lloyd was heavily involved with the Crown repurchase of rail in 2008 to form KiwiRail leading to Lloyd joining KiwiRail as Senior Corporate Counsel and lead property lawyer in 2010. Lloyd was with KiwiRail for 6 plus years at a Senior and General Counsel level during a period of rapid change for the business.

In 2017 Lloyd joined Heimsath Alexander. Lloyd is responsible for managing the firm’s property practice and the client relationship with KiwiRail. Lloyd’s goal is to work as a trusted advisor to clients providing them with pragmatic and results driven advice.


  • Advising corporate (private and public sector), institutional and individual clients, including KiwiRail, Watercare, Lion, AMP Properties and Mobil in New Zealand and the MoD, Statoil, Laing O’Rourke, Sainsbury’s and Barclay’s Bank in the United Kingdom.

  • Extensive experience advising across all aspects of property including: acquisition, sale and development for commercial, residential, apartment and mixed use, sports facilities, resort and hotel together with related structuring. Leasing, property portfolio management and corporate support.

  • Advising infrastructure clients on the Public Works Act for the acquisition, development, use and disposal of land held for Public Works and dealings with Crown and public sector land holdings, together with construction and infrastructure works development and consultancy contract negotiation, including NZS391X, FIDIC and ACENZ. Lloyd is a member of the Society of Construction Law New Zealand.

  • General commercial, governance and procurement advisory services. Advice and advocacy on commercial, insurance, construction and property dispute resolution.

  • Other sector experience includes: forestry, fibre optic, IT and Treaty settlements involving Crown land.