Gibson Sheat has been part of the greater Wellington community for almost 100 years. We love the region – that's why we have chosen to live and work here.
We believe it is important that we make a contribution to our community both as an organisation and as individuals – it's part of what makes us tick – making a positive difference in peoples' lives.
Gibson Sheat is delighted to be a sponsor of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. The firm has had a long association with the Ballet, particularly during the period that former partner Bill Sheat was Chairman.
Gibson Sheat supports the Pulse netball team by way of a business subscription.
Gibson Sheat has been a member and supporter of the Chamber for many years.
Read more about the Chamber's activities at here.
Gibson Sheat is a Platinum Sponsor of the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce and plays a supporting role in the Chamber's activities. Partner, Mike Gould, is a past Vice President of its Board.
You can find out more about Hutt Valley Chamber at here.
Gibson Sheat is involved with the Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce, with partner Brett Gould currently sitting on the Board.
Find out more about the Wairarapa Chamber here.
Wellington office partners, Claire Byrne and Nigel Stirling, are members of the Institute, an organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in corporate governance.
For more information see their website.
A number of our partners support the activities of our professional organisation by membership of its various committees.
As a leading sports law practice in the region, we're committed to the success of the region's sports. For many years we sponsored the Coach of the Year category in the premier sports awards in our region—the Wellington Sports Person of the Year Awards run by Sport Wellington.
Read more at wellingtonsportsawards.co.nz.
Through partner Nigel Stirling, leader of our sports law practice, Gibson Sheat plays a supporting role in this Trans-Tasman organisation. This includes organising seminars in Wellington on topics of interest to members.
Partner Nigel Stirling is a Director of Atiawa Toa FM Limited - Wellington’s leading Iwi radio station. As a fully commercial enterprise, Atiawa Toa FM retains a community focus. One of the key events the station runs is Te Ra o Te Raukura festival at Te Whiti Park in February each year. It successfully competes in the Greater Wellington market, broadcasting to the Wellington region via 2 transmitters; one on the eastern hills of Lower Hutt and the other overlooking Porirua city.
For more information, or to listen go to Atiawa's webpage
Several of our associates and staff solicitors are members and contributors to BNI groups in Lower Hutt and Wellington.
Gibson Sheat supports the activities of the Wellington division through monetary contributions and by participation in Daffodil Day fundraising.
Read more about the Wellington Division's activities at cancernz.org.nz.
Gibson Sheat provides an educational scholarship to a Victoria University/University of Wellington student via the First Foundation organisation. As well as the financial element, the student also receives employment and mentoring from Gibson Sheat over a 4-year period.
Find out more about the First Foundation.
Partner Nigel Moody is involved with the Creative Capital Arts Trust, which operates the Wellington Fringe Arts Festival. The trust also resurrected the famous Cuba Street Carnival, reintroducing it as Cuba-Dupa, in 2015.
As part of our continuing support of the arts in Wellington region, Gibson Sheat proudly sponsors the Outstanding Ensemble Award in the annual NZ Fringe Festival.
The firm supports the Wellington City Mission on an annual basis through charitable donations and also supports many of its fundraising activities.
Go to wgtncitymission.org.nz
A number of partners and staff volunteer at Citizens Advice Bureaux, providing free legal advice throughout the Wellington region.
Gibson Sheat partners and staff freely provide their time and support to other organisations in the community, including:
NZ Universities Rugby chairman
Gibson Sheat actively tries to minimise its impact on the environment and encourages use of recycling and minimisation of waste.