Dr  Elizabeth M. Gresson is a New Zealand Barrister at Vulcan Chambers, Barristers at Law, Vulcan Lane, Auckland NZ. http://www.vulcanchambers.co.nz/ 
Emeritus Professor of RMIT University Melbourne Australia [elizabethgrierson.com]
  • PhD, Doctor of Philosophy (Auckland)
  • JD, Juris Doctor Distinction (RMIT Melbourne)
  • MA, Master of Ars 1st Cl Hons (Auckland)
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts (Auckland)
  • GDLP, Graduate Diploma Legal Practice (College of Law Victoria)
  • Dip.Tchg. Diploma of Teaching (Auckland)
  • LSB, Licentiate Diploma (NZ Speech Board)
  • ATCL, Associate Diploma (Trinity College London).
  • Life Fellow Royal Society of Arts for Arts, Manufacturers, Commerce.


Elizabeth was admitted as a lawyer at the Supreme Court of Victoria.

As an Australian Legal Practitioner she worked on civil negligence claims, criminal law, working with children regulations.

In her university academic role she worked on legal issues in employment law, bullying and discrimination, cyberbullying, stalking, harassment, intellectual property, defamation, dispute resolution.


Dr Elizabeth Gresson Australian Lawyer with Nicholas Gresson QSM and Dr Mark Williams Australian Legal Practitioner, Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne 2016.


In 2013 she undertook an intensive term at Aarhus University Jutland, on Danish and European Union legal, social and political systems.

New Zealand

Elizabeth was admitted to the Roll of the High Court of New Zealand at Auckland as a Barrister and Solicitor under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act. She is a Barrister sole at Vulcan Chambers in Auckland CBD, Dr Elizabeth Gresson Barrister Gresson Law


Elizabeth entered law from a significant career as a university academic in NZ and Australia.

Elizabeth was an academic in NZ at the University of Auckland, at AUT [for 10 years], at RMIT University Australia [for 10 years], a Visiting Research Fellow in Brighton, England [for a year].

She has wide international experience working on research projects and academic development in Australia, UK, Denmark, France, Germany, Estonia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan.

Highly successful doctorate supervisor & examiner in NZ and Australian universities.

Well known for her abilities as a speaker and advocate.

Has represented New Zealand internationally in public speaking; won national awards for debating and public speaking, represented NZ at the World Public Speaking Contest.

Elizabeth speaks at law and education conferences and symposia in Australia and New Zealand, and is well published. [Research page]

Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7102-1464

Elizabeth relates well to all kinds of people. She has a commitment to justice for fair outcomes of any legal dispute. Elizabeth listens well, communicates clearly, understands legal issues, goes to the heart of a legal problem, gives clear advice, and is known to go the extra mile for her clients.

Because she has been an educator for years she knows how to explain legal issues clearly to her clients. They appreciate it. Feedback is positive.

Legal Experience

  • Judicial supervision at Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, Melbourne; therapeutic jurisprudence approaches to criminal law, and specialist problem-solving courts, Koori Court, Assessment Referral Court (Mental Health), Neighbourhood Justice Centre Collingwood, and Victorian Alcohol and Drug Court Dandenong.
  • Appearances in criminal jurisdiction at District Courts of Auckland, Manukau, Waitakere, North Shore, Tauranga, Taupo, and the High Court at Auckland;
  • Successful sentencing applications for discharge without conviction under the Sentencing Act 2002, section 106;
  • Successful applications for community based sentence to replace disqualification of driving licence under Land Transport Act 1998 section 94;
  • Successful ‘third strike’ sentencing submissions at High Court under Three Strikes law, advancing “manifestly unjust” exception to maximum term of imprisonment without parole;
  • Appeal submissions, the High Court at Auckland;
  • Judicial Review;
  • Criminal law matters; successful outcomes of sentencing, bail variations, EM bail applications, and opposed bail applications;
  • Judge alone trials, successful outcomes;
  • Pre-trial submissions for trial by jury;
  • Assists clients with mental health issues, obtain forensic reports, work with mental health teams;
  • Claims for relief from forfeiture orders, Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act, High Court Auckland;
  • Opinions on human rights issues for Refugee and Protection claims;
  • Advise on Immigration law, Partnership Visas;
  • Customs and Excise Act, searches, privacy issues;
  • Advice for arts law; intellectual property; publishing, defamation;
  • Education legal issues, employment, bullying, harassment;
  • Harmful digital communications, cyber-bullying;
  • Opinions on laws of privilege;
  • Domestic and family violence matters.