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Josie Te Rata
Rōia Matua (Senior Solicitor)

Litigation & dispute resolution

Josie specialises in litigation and dispute resolution, with a focus on public law and working with iwi clients.

She has acted on a range of judicial review cases for both public and private clients, appearing in the High Court in a number of those proceedings. Josie also has experience advising clients on public-sector decision making and exercise of statutory powers.

More generally, Josie has assisted with a wide range of commercial disputes, including tortious, equitable, and contractual claims.

Josie completed a Judges’ clerkship at the Supreme Court before joining Chapman Tripp in 2019.

Recent highlights

  • Acting on a claim brought by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei regarding the Crown’s treaty settlement process, and appearing for intervenors Ngāti Kurī and Ngāi Te Rangi in the High Court.
  • Acting for Waka Kotahi on a number of climate-related challenges to its investment decision-making.
  • Advising a number of public entities on risk of public law challenge and compliance with statutory obligations.


  • Trustee of New Zealand Women’s Law Journal.

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