Kathleen acts for various government agencies, including New Zealand Inland Revenue, covering claims, regulatory issues, and the full spectrum of civil litigation.
She also represents a broad commercial clientele – from high-net-worth individuals and company directors to property investors, corporates and private liquidators – combining first rate advocacy with no nonsense advice on financial and property disputes, cross border litigation, bankruptcy and liquidations.
Kathleen has appeared before the Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court and Family Court.
She is a member of the Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association of New Zealand (RITANZ). She keeps updated a chapter in Heath and Whale on Insolvency, and is also a mentor for the Auckland Women Lawyers Association.
Kathleen speaks fluent Mandarin.
Recent Cases & Achievements
Jin v Luo  NZHC 2417
Dispute between business partners involving ten investment properties.
Equinox Labs NZ Limited Partnership v NZ Rapid Tests Limited  NZHC 3104
Successful application to set aside a statutory demand.
Little v NZ Natural Therapy Ltd (In Liq)  NZCA 461
Dismissal of appeal against judgment regarding directors duties and other liability; See also  NZHC 3132.
Sheen v Jao  NZFC 9560
Application for orders for an inquiry under s 38 of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976.
Hebei Huaneng Industrial Development Co Ltd v Shi  NZHC 2992
Application to set aside objection to jurisdiction in relation to the enforcement of a foreign judgment.
Admitted as NZ Barrister and Solicitor, 2009
LLB/BSc, Victoria University of Wellington
Mentor in the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association mentoring programme
Member of Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association of New Zealand Incorporated
Chairperson of the ASEAN New Zealand Business Council
Author of the chapter on Insolvency Practitioners in Health & Whale