Emmeline specialises in commercial and financial dispute resolution, regulatory compliance and enforcement, and public/administrative law. She has extensive experience advising on regulatory investigations, internal investigations and public inquiries. She also regularly advises clients on compliance with New Zealand consumer, financial services and insurance law, including assisting on conduct, culture, governance, remediation and law reform activities.
Emmeline brings a global perspective to her practice, having spent nine years working at Clifford Chance in London and continues to frequently act on matters that have an international dimension. Additionally, she is skilled at assisting on uniquely New Zealand matters, including those involving te reo, tikanga and Māori governance structures.
Emmeline consistently wins the trust of clients through her efficient, sensible and strategic approach, her ability to work seamlessly with in-house teams, and the international insights she brings to the New Zealand market. While in the UK, she was recognised in legal directories for her work in Public and Administrative law: 'One of the most proficient assistant solicitors', Emmeline Rushbrook is 'remorselessly hardworking and imperturbable' and 'extremely charming and patient' (UK Legal 500).
Emmeline is a co-author of the New Zealand chapter in The Practitioner's Guide to Global Investigations 2020 and of The Laws of New Zealand Chapter on Consumer Credit.