Emma Gattey Junior Barrister

Emma Gattey graduated from the University of Otago in 2015 with an LLB (Hons)(First Class) and in 2016 with a BA (Hons)(First Class) in History. She came first in class in Jurisprudence, Advanced Legislation and Advanced Legal History. Her legal and historical research has recently been published in Feminist Judgments of Aotearoa: Te Rino – A Two-stranded Rope (Hart Publishing, 2017) and Eugenics at the Edges of Empire (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2018).

Emma was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2016, and subsequently as a barrister sole. Before joining Thorndon Chambers, Emma worked as a Judge’s clerk at the High Court in Christchurch, gaining broad experience in civil and criminal law. Former Head Tutor of LAWS101 at Otago University, she has also tutored law at the University of Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington. She is interested in all aspects of civil and criminal law, with a penchant for medical law, the intersection of tikanga and common law, jurisprudence and judicial review.

Emma has appeared in tribunals and in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. She may be instructed directly (where permitted) or by a solicitor, and accepts instructions to assist senior counsel.

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