Kirsty Dobbs

Partner Wellington

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​​​​Kirsty's expertise spans a broad range of areas and industry sectors: contract, tort, oil and gas, construction, public and administrative law, competition law, intellectual property (including breach of confidence), defamation, consumer law, insolvency and debt recovery.

Clients value Kirsty for her diligence, reliability, practical advice and ability to effectively manage disputes. Her research skills drive informed advice, which is always delivered with a commercial and strategic focus.

Kirsty has been involved in significant commercial disputes and public law matters in recent years. She has ​​also acted for Anadarko in the judicial review proceedings brought by Greenpeace.

Kirsty has been ranked as a 'Next Generation Partner' for dispute resolution and is recommended for her work in real estate and construction by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023. Chambers Asia Pacific 2023 recognises Kirsty as an 'Up and Coming' lawyer within the public law sector.

Work highlights

Oil and gas disputes
Acting for an energy company in respect of a price arbitration and issues associated with redetermining reserves.

Environment Canterbury
Successfully defended Environment Canterbury from contractual and tort claims following steps it took to threaten cancellation of transport agreements with a bus operator in light of unsatisfactory performance.