Rose Powell Senior Solicitor

Rose joined Simpson Western in January 2019 as a senior solicitor in our employment and relationship property team.  Although the North Shore is now very much her home, Rose worked for several years in Sydney before moving to Auckland.

Rose was admitted to the New Zealand bar in 2013 and gained experience in a range of areas while working for a firm over the bridge, including relationship property, employment, insurance and other areas of civil litigation.

Outside of work, Rose’s toddler keeps her very busy.  When time allows she enjoys catching up with friends, paddle boarding, and immersing herself in a really good book.


“My employment and relationship property clients value a results driven, practical and empathetic approach.  I really enjoy the opportunity both areas of law give me to work closely with my clients to ensure I help them achieve the best possible outcome, whatever the circumstances.”


Rose's areas of expertise

  • Employment agreements and independent contractor agreements
  • Personal grievances
  • Disciplinary and performance management advice
  • Restructuring and redundancy advice
  • Negotiating out of court settlements
  • Advising on health and safety in the workplace, including the defence of WorkSafe prosecutions
  • Drafting workplace policies and handbooks
  • Advising on entitlements under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976, the Family Proceedings Act 1980 and in equity
  • Drafting and advising on contracting out and separation agreements
  • Proceedings under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 and the Family Proceedings Act 1980
  • Negotiating out of court settlements and mediated agreements


Master of Laws, University of Auckland, 2013 (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts and Laws, University of Tasmania, 2006 (Hons)


Professional Memberships

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand