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Jennifer Campbell

Jennifer Campbell

Senior Associate


  • Energy
  • Insolvency
  • Major projects/PPPs
  • Natural Resources
  • Property Law
  • Real Estate

WSG Practice Industries


Jennifer advises businesses on major property transactions. While she has a diverse practice, her specialist expertise are in complex leasing and development work, advising on foreign investment in property and the property aspects of large-scale mergers and acquisitions.

Jennifer has a wealth of experience advising on commercial leases across a range of industries for office, retail and industrial premises and acting for both for landlords and tenants.

Her recent work includes advising a number of businesses leasing premises in new developments (office, retail and industrial premises). This includes several large corporate tenants taking multi-million dollar office space in Auckland’s pre-eminent mixed use CBD development, Commercial Bay.

Jennifer’s other major projects and development experience includes unit title developments, site acquisitions, titling and land tenures, subdivisions and infrastructure projects in the energy sector.

As a stalwart of the real estate division of MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Jennifer routinely leads project teams to deliver legal services cost-efficiently and on time. She also makes a significant contribution to training, mentoring and generally supporting junior lawyers, which enhances the depth, quality and client service offering of the team. Additionally, it is an important aspect of the team’s revered culture.

Jennifer has 15 years’ experience working in the commercial property sector – both in the UK and New Zealand – and is dual-qualified. Jennifer has also worked in a global property business, while on secondment.

Jennifer recognises the value of timely advice, given in plain English, and a practical approach.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the bar in New Zealand (2011) and England and Wales (2005)


LLB (Hons), University of Southampton, 2002
Areas of Practice

Energy | Insolvency | Major projects/PPPs | Natural Resources | Property Law | Property Management | Real Estate


A Breach of Lease May Not Mean the End of a Lease
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020

A recent High Court decision is a good reminder to both landlords and tenants of the Court’s power to stop a landlord ending a lease even where the tenant’s breach is serious and deliberate. Landlords need to act with considerable care in exercising their rights to end a lease due to a tenant breach if the breach causes no harm to the landlord but the ending of the lease would have material financial consequences for the tenant...

Embracing Momentum: Andrew Eagles on Sustainability in Commercial Property Post COVID-19
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, October 2020

Although COVID-19 is an unrivalled pandemic, it feels all too familiar to our continuing battle against climate change. Both global crises are forcing us to modify our way of living – whether we are ready or not...

Tell ME About....Preparing To Sell Farm Land.
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, June 2017

Backbone talks to Jennifer Campbell, Senior Associate at MinterEllisonRuddWatts, about the questions she would like to ask you when preparing for a land sale, and why she recommends considering the advertising requirements of the Overseas Investment Act early. What Land are you Selling? The Act applies to most farm land that is sold to an overseas person, or is deemed sensitive, so it is likely it will apply to the farm land you are selling...

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