Geoff Hardy is a partner in the Auckland law firm Martelli McKegg and has 46 years’ experience in commercial and construction law. He is the legal adviser to the Certified Builders Association and the author of their suite of building contracts, and he has provided legal services to several hundred of their 2,400 builder members. He is an expert adviser to the Building Practitioners Board, is a prolific publisher of articles and presenter of seminar papers on construction law, and is heavily involved in law reform and continuing education initiatives.