Kate Rouch

Kate Rouch

Senior Solicitor, Wellington

Litigation & dispute resolution

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T:+64 4 498 4971

E:kate.rouch@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

BA, LLB, University of Otago

​Kate is a senior solicitor in Chapman Tripp’s Wellington litigation team.

Kate has a particular focus on working with public sector agencies, and advising on judicial reviews, professional indemnity insurance claims and criminal matters.

She provides advice to government and commercial clients on a range of litigation claims including natural disaster insurance, contractual disputes, debt recovery and professional liability insurance. Kate provides advice to insurers on professional liability claims, including in litigation, for solicitors, insurance brokers, building contractors, real estate agents and medical professionals.

Kate also acts for legally-aided clients on criminal matters and is gaining qualification as a duty lawyer.

Recent experience

Kate has:

  • acted for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) in litigation involving residential building claims including appearing for EQC in various High Court proceedings concerning insurance entitlements for natural disaster events
  • advised several government departments on their health and safety obligations, including updating health and safety guidelines following the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016
  • assisted a witness giving evidence via video link in a matter being heard in the London Court of International Arbitration
  • acted for several commercial clients on debt recovery matters including appearing in the District and High Court on summary judgment applications, bankruptcy and liquidation proceedings, and
  • successfully obtained a discharge without conviction for a client charged with an offence punishable by imprisonment for up to two years.
Litigation & dispute resolution

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