Career to date
“Before joining Gibson Sheat in 2016, I worked at two boutique firms in Wellington where I gained invaluable experience in a variety of areas including company and commercial law, intellectual property, commercial and residential property, family law, District and High Court debt recovery and trusts.”
Alexandra is a Senior Solicitor in our Commercial Team. She advises clients on a range of company and commercial matters including licensing, leasing, franchising, business structuring, corporate governance and intellectual property. In the private client area, Alexandra advises individuals on residential property sales and purchases, subdivisions, and asset protection.
Alexandra is also one of very few commercial lawyers in Wellington who is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. She also works closely with Fran Zhao, a solicitor in our Property and Immigration Teams who also speaks fluent Mandarin.
Professional associations and community organisations
- Dress for Success Wellington, Board member
- Wellington Community Law Centre volunteer
- Citizens Advice Bureau volunteer.
My approach to working with my clients
No job is too easy or too small because the job will always be important to the client. I take a practical and thorough approach when working with my clients.
The best piece of advice I've ever been given
Growing up my Grandfather etched in my brain: “there’s always room for improvement” and it is something I’ve lived by to this day.
A close second is “On ne voit bient qu’avec le coeur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeuse”
What stimulates me?
New challenges keep me motivated. In both my professional and personal life, I try to learn something new every day.
What I enjoy outside of work
I love spending time with family and friends exploring new dining venues in and out of town. I also love the ballet, exploring new places and a good run or yoga session before sitting down with a good book.
If I wasn't a lawyer I'd...
I’m not sure as I’ve always wanted to be a lawyer… perhaps a full time traveler or a food blogger with an emphasis on desserts!