Caroline Tate


Juno Lawyer


Caroline Tate | Juno Legal | Lawyer


With both private practice and in-house experience, I enjoy working through issues with clients by balancing legal risk with a pragmatic, solutions-focused approach. I am motivated by helping people, solving problems and making things better. I have extensive people management skills and have either led or worked on many projects that have had goals of reducing costs, increasing productivity and delivering IT based solutions for the benefit of the business. 

Outside of work I am a Trustee of Touch Compass Dance Trust. I have a passion for the arts and enjoy combining that with working in corporate governance. 

Juno Clients

Pharmac | Acting General Counsel, Te Whatu Ora - CCDHB, Heritage New Zealand - Pouhere Taonga, Electricity Authority, Orion Health, Contact Energy

Before Juno

Massey University | Manager Legal Services and Deputy Director Research Operations
Massey University | Cluster Leader Professional and Technical Services 
Massey University | Team Leader - Contracts
Cooper Rapley Lawyers | Solicitor
Crown Law | Litigation Support, Legal Services
Quigg Partners | Solicitor
Davis O’Sullivan | Contract Lawyer

Areas of expertise

  • Contract Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Continuous Improvement


Touch Compass Dance Trust | Trustee
New Zealand Law Society | Mentor

  • Caroline was a valued member of our team. She dealt with a wide range of our business including contracts, covenants, legal opinions and supported a new legal staff member. She slotted into our team seamlessly and provided prompt and pragmatic advice.

    Pam Bain

    Director Regional Services Kaiwhakahaere Matua ā Ratonga, Heritage New Zealand

  • Caroline is a calm, thoughtful and unflappable lawyer who is able to work with ambiguity, which is particularly important in our operational environment. She always rolls up her sleeves and gets on with the matter at hand, is happy to work through a time consuming issue or complex problem, and manages her client relationships with courtesy and professionalism. She also has a great sense of humour.


    Our clients have all enjoyed working with her, and I have appreciated the support of a senior lawyer who I can trust to identify issues, seek guidance where required and maintain important client relationships with ease.

    Tara McGibbon

    Principal Legal Counsel, Te Whatu Ora

  • Caroline excelled in communication and relationship-building, frequently engaging with our team to ensure alignment and understanding. Her friendly and easy manner made her a pleasure to work with, both over email and on calls. In areas that were new to her, she adapted swiftly and effectively with minimal guidance. Her commitment to timely and clear work completion made her an invaluable asset to our team.

    Lisa Robertson

    General Counsel, Orion Health

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If you’re ready to use your extensive in-house legal experience and wisdom to benefit businesses and achieve your own personal and professional goals, we’d love to talk.

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