About us


Kate Sheehan has specialist skills and expertise in civil and commercial litigation. 

I fight for you and your rights. I am a lawyer who works with you to get results by resolving a dispute or representing your interests in court. Experienced in insurance advice, claims and disputes, construction, property, lease, valuation issues and real estate disputes. If you require legal advice or representation contact me to see how I can assist you or your business via email on
kate@katesheehan.co.nz.  I also offer a 30 minute free consultation.  If I am not able to assist you I will put you in touch with someone who can.

I have extensive experience in insurance claims, construction and property disputes having previously worked for firms acting for insurers and insureds.  In particular, I was heavily involved in insurance claims following the Canterbury earthquake events, the Kaikoura earthquake and flooding and stormy weather events.  I can provide you with advice on your business interruption insurance, lease and rent disputes and valuation issues.  I have also been involved in the public acquisition and valuation of land for roading and other infrastructure projects and advised on insurance, employment and health and safety issues related to construction and infrastructure projects.

Bringing a wealth of local and international experience, I previously worked as a Senior Associate in a top tier Australian firm in Port Moresby and as an Associate in firms since returning to NZ in 2011.  I was instrumental in providing advice to major insurance, construction and finance companies in particular in relation to the financing and acquisition of land for the Exxonmobil PNGLNG natural gas project.

I have a particular interest in class actions, representative actions and litigation funding.  If you have a case you think is worth applying for funding for contact kate@katesheehan.co.nz.

I have a law degree from the University of Otago and was admitted to the bar in New Zealand in 2002 and is a member of the following organisations:

NZLSC2           nzila logo

NAWIC logo .                 auckland district law society criminal lawyer in auckland paul barrowclough


Outside of work Kate enjoys traversing the beaches of Auckland with her dog Ritchie (named after Richie McCaw).

Contact me via email at kate@katesheehan.co.nz or through our contact page to book a 30 minute free consultation to see how we can assist you or your business.