Charlotte Robertson - Senior Associate



LLB University of Auckland
BHSc University of Auckland

Areas of expertise

Insurance litigation, Civil and commercial litigation, High Court, District Courts and Disciplinary Tribunals, Statutory Liability, Employment disputes


Charlotte specialises in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on insurance law. She acts in a wide range of insurance disputes, as well as civil and commercial disputes, employment disputes and statutory prosecutions. Charlotte acts for a range of clients, from individuals, small and large businesses, to multi-national insurance corporations. She has appeared in a number of tribunals, the District Court and High Court, as well as assisting in the Court of Appeal.

Charlotte has acted on a number of matters involving territorial authorities, including defending Councils for breaches of the Resource Management Act and advising on how to resolve issues arising from resource or building consents. She has also been involved in a number of applications relating to modifications or removal of covenants.

Charlotte has particular experience in all areas of litigation relating to insurance, including professional indemnity claims against a broad range of professionals and statutory liability claims. She has also been involved in a large number of construction disputes, particularly in relation to 'leaky building' claims. Charlotte has handled a number of complaints to disciplinary bodies including the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal and the New Zealand Law Society Standards Committee. She also advises clients in respect of prosecutions under the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, where she has had some excellent results.