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Christine Gordon

Christine Gordon

Senior Associate


  • Construction
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries


Christine is a construction dispute resolution specialist, drawing on 10 years’ experience gained in New Zealand and London. Before returning to MinterEllisonRuddWatts in 2019, Christine spent five years as a construction disputes lawyer at the London office of a global law firm.

Christine acts in a wide-range of high profile and high value construction disputes in Court, Mediation, Adjudication, Arbitration, Expert Determination and other dispute resolution forums. Christine has experience acting for the full suite of construction parties including employers, contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects and Insurers.

Christine has acted in disputes in respect of the major international standard form construction contracts including NEC, JCT and FIDIC as well as the major New Zealand Standard forms.

Bar Admissions

New Zealand


LLB, BA (Political Science), University of Auckland
Areas of Practice

Construction | Litigation

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Member, Auckland Women Lawyers Association


Class Auctions - Are We In or Out?
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2021

How a class of litigants is established has implications for both plaintiffs and defendants in a dispute. This article examines the distinction between whether a class action is “opt-in” or “opt-out” and discusses the commercial implications arising from each. New Zealand does not have a detailed framework that governs the procedural aspects of a class action...

Privilege Dilemmas: What Happened to "Dual Purpose" in New Zealand?
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, May 2020

Determining whether a document is privileged is a question that both in-house lawyers and private practice lawyers face when confronted with a discovery exercise – particularly in large-scale construction disputes. In this article we examine the recent decision in Minister of Education v James Hardie New Zealand [2019] NZHC 3487 (MOE) which provides timely guidance on the complex area of privilege...

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