Gibson Sheat has been part of the greater Wellington community for almost 100 years. We love our region and the people – 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.
It's important to us to look after our wider environment – we always consider environmentally friendly alternatives where possible and are proud to be working towards being an accredited Living Wage employer.
Royal New Zealand BalletGibson 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. rnzb.org.nz.
|Wellington Phoenix Football Club
Gibson Sheat supports the Wellington Phoenix Football Club. wellingtonphoenix.com.
Nuku Ora (Sport Wellington)As a leading sports law practice in the region, we're committed to the success of the region's sports. For many years we have sponsored categories at Nuku Ora's annual Sport and Recreation Awards. We are now proud supporters of the Sports Legends of Wellington (displayed at ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie). We are also the provider of legal advice through Nuku Ora's shared services platform. nukuora.org.nz.
Cuba Dupa & Creative Capital Arts TrustWe are proud to be a supporting partner of the iconic Wellington festival, Cuba Dupa. 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. cubadupa.co.nz.
Wairarapa United FootballBronze sponsorship. wairarapaunited.co.nz
Sponsor of the Masteron Golf Club team in the Wellington Region Premier Golf Championship. mastertongolfclub.co.nz
Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce
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. hvchamber.org.nz
Gibson Sheat has been a member and supporter of the Chamber for many years. Read more about the Chamber's activities here.
Gibson Sheat is involved with the Wairarapa Chamber of Commerce. Find out more about the Wairarapa Chamber here.
Institute of Directors
Wellington office partners Claire Byrne and Nigel Stirling are members of the Institute, an organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in corporate governance. iod.org.nz
New Zealand Law Society
A number of our partners support the activities of our professional organisation by the membership of its various committees. lawsociety.org.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. anzsla.com
Atiawa Toa FM
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. 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: atiawa.com/atiawa-fm/
Several of our associates and staff solicitors are members and contributors to BNI groups in Lower Hutt and Wellington. bni.com
Gibson Sheat supports the activities of the Wellington division through monetary contributions and 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. firstfoundation.org.nz
Wellington City Mission
The firm supports the Wellington City Mission on an annual basis through charitable donations and also supports many of its fundraising activities. wgtncitymission.org.nz
Citizens Advice Bureaux
A number of partners and staff volunteer at Citizens Advice Bureaux, providing free legal advice throughout the Wellington region. cab.org.nz.
Gibson Sheat partners and staff freely provide their time and support to other organisations in the community, including but not limited to:
Partner, Claire Byrne: sits on the Wellington Catholic Homes Trust Board, St Mary's College Board.
Partner, Nigel Stirling: Director Atiawa Toa FM Limited (one of the network of Maori radio stations), Member of the Sacred Heart Cathedral parish council, Junior cricket team coach at Collegians Junior Cricket Club, Honorary Solicitor – Playcentre, Honorary Solicitor - Hutt Valley Softball Association Inc, Honorary Solicitor - Hutt Old Boys Marist Rugby Football Club.
Partner, Dave Robinson: Honorary Solicitor - Croatian Cultural Society (Wgtn) Inc, Honorary Solicitor - The Orpheus Choir of Wellington.