Christine Gordon

Senior Associate - Construction

Christine is a construction dispute resolution specialist, drawing on 10 years’ experience gained in New Zealand and London. Before returning to MinterEllisonRuddWatts in 2019, Christine spent five years as a construction disputes lawyer at the London office of a global law firm.

Christine acts in a wide-range of high profile and high value construction disputes in Court, Mediation, Adjudication, Arbitration, Expert Determination and other dispute resolution forums. Christine has experience acting for the full suite of construction parties including employers, contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects and Insurers.

Christine has acted in disputes in respect of the major international standard form construction contracts including NEC, JCT and FIDIC as well as the major New Zealand Standard forms.

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Professional background

Recent work

Aged care sector

Acting for New Zealand’s largest retirement village provider in a construction dispute in the High Court.


Acting for a joint venture comprising of two major contractors in relation to various Wastewater Treatment Works in England. Acting for Insurers in relation to an oil processing facility in the Middle East.

Commercial buildings

Acting for a sub-contractor in relation to a high profile dispute in respect of an iconic building in central London.

Shopping Centre dispute resolution

Acting for a listed property fund in a construction dispute regarding the Sylvia Park Shopping Centre in Auckland.

Cladding on commercial buildings

Acting for a major contractor and its Insurers in relation to claims relating to defective / non-compliant cladding and fire stopping on various buildings in England.


  • New Zealand


  • LLB, BA (Political Science), University of Auckland


  • Member, Auckland Women Lawyers Association


  • Construction Disputes
  • Infrastructure Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Construction Insurance Disputes