Forrester Grant

Senior Associate

DDI 09 966 3611

Location Albany Office
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Forrester started his legal career with Kensington Swan in the IP/IT team before changing tack and cities completely and moving to sunny Nelson to work for a boutique firm specialising solely in maritime law.  After a year down south Forrester moved back to Auckland and for the next four years operated remotely from a home office dealing with all things sea and ship related.  Wishing to expand his commercial knowledge Forrester joined Turner Hopkins in Takapuna and fast forward two years later commenced operations with McVeagh Fleming in September 2017.

In addition to having a broad commercial/corporate law background, Forrester's primary area of speciality is maritime law, particularly the commercial aspects of sale and purchase, corporate structuring, new builds/refits, flagging and chartering arrangements.

Cognisant of the fact that business doesn't stop moving (most of the time!) Forrester understands and appreciates the need for effective, timely and pragmatic advice often under serious time constraints.

His belief that 'less is sometimes more' aligns with his desire to facilitate rather than hinder transactions which is greatly appreciated by his clients who have said that it 'provides them with great comfort knowing that he is a call or email away' and that his knowledge of what is a complex practice area combined with a cool head has proved invaluable in getting deals across the line in trying times.

Outside Interests

Outside of work Forrester loves to surf, mountain bike and dive when his two young daughters permit.  He is a keen supporter of the All Blacks (when they aren't playing his beloved Springboks!) and religiously follows the UFC, NFL and the World Surf League.  Forrester's dream is to retire to the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and spend his days surfing and drinking mai tai's with his wife.


Examples of Transactions



LLB, University of Auckland 2009

National Diploma: Marketing Management (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) 1995 


Main Practice Areas

Maritime Law


Commercial Contracts

Commercial Property

General Practice


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