BCom - University of Auckland

LLB ( Hons) - University of Auckland


Kate is a dispute resolver active in mediation, arbitration and collaborative resolution. Her work encompasses a broad range of commercial, property and family disputes. She has particular expertise in resolving family disputes concerning trusts, estates, companies and relationship property. She has a special interest in governance disputes, especially those concerning shareholders, incorporated societies, charitable trusts and body corporates.

Before coming to the law she had a 20 year career in business. She has held governance roles continuously since 2004, currently as an elected member of the governing bodies of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) and the Collaborative Law Association of New Zealand.

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  • Professional Responsibilities of Arbitrators” (Chapter 26) and “Professional Responsibilities of Mediators” (Chapter 27) in Matthew Palmer (ed) Professional Responsibility in New Zealand (LexisNexis, Wellington, 2020) (co-author).
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  • Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand - Fellow and List member
  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Collaborative Resolution NZ
  • New Zealand Bar Association
  • The Law Association (formerly Auckland District Law Society)
  • Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Family Law Section, NZLS.