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Melissa Gibson

Melissa is part of our Commercial Team and leads our Asset Planning Team.

Melissa has written articles on charities law and has led seminars in asset planning as part of community education programmes.  She is a member of the Property Council of New Zealand (Women in Property) and volunteers for the Citizens Advice Bureau. 

Melissa enjoys working with people, so offering constructive legal advice that best suits her clients, and advice they can understand is imperative.  Melissa is passionate about contributing to the community so her charity work is an important part of her role.

Joining the firm in 2007, Melissa was appointed a Director in 2017.  Melissa is currently on parental leave.


  • Co-author Student Companion: Equity - Trusts and Wills (LexisNexis, 2014)


  • LLB (Hons), Bachelor of Laws with Honours
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)

Bar admission

  • 2008

Contact details

melissa.gibson (at) mccawlewis.co.nz
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Practice areas


  • Trustee, Community Waikato
  • Chairperson, Len Reynolds Trust