Gaeline has over 25 years of experience representing and advising individuals and organisations.
After graduating from Victoria University, she worked for the Public Service where she gained valuable insight into the state sector.
She then secured a position at Rainey Collins as staff solicitor. Established in 1919 Rainey Collins has a strong reputation for its litigators, including Sir Thaddeus McCarthy, Richard (Dick) Collins and Dr David Collins QC (a past New Zealand Solicitor-General and now High Court Judge).
During Gaeline’s time at Rainey Collins she gained extensive Court experience, primarily in the Insurance, Criminal and Family jurisdictions.
Gaeline became an Associate, then first woman Partner of Rainey Collins. She expanded her litigation experience by appearing before New Zealand’s Court of Appeal and the Privy Council in the United Kingdom. She joined the independent bar in 2000. Her experience provided a solid grounding for the work she now specialises in, that being the field of professional accountability involving cases where the conduct of professional persons is inquired into due to circumstances that arise in their place of work or personal life. She receives instructions to prosecute, defend and provide advice to quasi-judicial bodies.