Recognising talent - our new associates

Gibson Sheat is delighted to announce the appointment of our first Legal Executives as Associates on 1 October 2016.

Marie Colling and Paula Campbell have both shown an outstanding commitment to the firm over many years. They are both exceptional conveyancers with considerable property-related expertise and experience. They show a high level of dedication to our clients. We get fantastic feedback from clients, brokers and banks, all of whom are enthusiastic in their praise of Marie and Paula.  Clients love the high standard of attention to their needs—and the down to earth and welcoming approach that Marie and Paula bring to their work.
“We have always been impressed by the way that they have enthusiastically developed and pursued marketing and client promotion activities.  As a result they have built strong networks of people who refer work to them.” says Chairman of Partners, Nigel Stirling, “Both have got alongside the property agents, facilitating seminars and networking functions for them, and informing agents on some of the complexities of property transactions.”
Marie joined Gibson Sheat in August 2004, bringing with her a vast knowledge and experience in all aspects of personal and investment property transactions, as well as subdivisions, trusts, wills and estate administration. Marie has built on this experience in her time with Gibson Sheat becoming a key member of our Wellington office property team and mentor to junior team members.
See Marie’s profile
Paula joined Gibson Sheat’s Lower Hutt office in November 2007. Hailing from Yorkshire, Paula’s distinctive accent and vivacious nature is an asset in the often stressful field of property transactions. Paula qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer & Commissioner for Oaths in England, she specialises in residential conveyancing, subdivisional development sales, mortgagee recovery and wills. Paula particularly loves assisting first time buyers, guiding them through the house purchasing process, often having been referred to as holding hands. Paula’s experience with Kiwisaver withdrawals and Home Start Grants is formidable.
See Paula’s profile


Congratulations, Marie and Paula on your well-deserved appointment, you are now part of a small select group of non-lawyer Associates in law firms in New Zealand.