Rosemary Gibson

Senior Associate Pouarataki Pāhake

Rosemary is a highly skilled litigation and dispute resolution lawyer. She advises a range of private, commercial and governmental clients on tort and contract claims.

Rosemary has particular experience in complex construction disputes, including construction agreements, matters arising from the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and large-scale defective building litigation in the District and High Court.

Experienced in alternative dispute resolution processes, including mediations and arbitrations, Rosemary is also a persuasive advocate and comfortable in a courtroom environment.

As a former Crown prosecutor, she has experience in pre-trial, jury trial and appellate work. This has involved appearing as lead counsel in a range of criminal prosecutions. This background gives Rosemary a unique and valuable perspective when acting for clients.

Approachable and a good listener, Rosemary is dedicated to her clients and consistently partners alongside them to understand and achieve successful outcomes.

Career highlights

Tauranga City Council v Harrison Grierson Consultants Ltd & Ors - advising and acting for the Council in a High Court claim against the structural engineer and their peer reviewer for alleged defects in the civil engineering design of a transportation hub in Tauranga.

Auckland Trotting Club v Canam Construction Limited - junior counsel assisting Dr Simon Foote KC and Tom Weston KC in litigation and arbitration proceedings for Auckland Trotting Club concerning a commercial and residential development at Alexandra Park, Auckland.

Minister of Education & Ors v Hawkins Construction North Island Limited - acting for the Crown in defective construction and non-party costs litigation.

  • Member, Society of Construction Law New Zealand
Achievements and recognition
  • Band 1 team, Construction, Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Tier 1 team, Construction, The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific