Senior Associate, Wellington

Rebecca Dudley-Cobb

Rebecca Dudley Cobb


Rebecca specialises in public sector legal support, including public sector contracting and procurement, and health and information law.

Rebecca regularly advises public sector clients on contracting and funding arrangements.  She also advises clients on Official Information Act and Privacy Act issues.  In the privacy space, she advises clients on their obligations relating to the collection, use, and sharing of personal information, privacy/information policies, and how to respond to privacy complaints.  Rebecca works with a range of incorporated societies and charities on governance issues, in particular development of, and compliance with, their constitutions.  Rebecca also has significant experience responding to a Royal Commission of Inquiry.

Rebecca has specialist expertise in the health sector, where she advises District Health Boards, the Ministry of Health and other public health sector agencies on a wide range of legal issues.

Work highlights

Advising all District Health Boards

on the new Integrated Community Pharmacy Services Agreement, the agreement between DHBs and every community pharmacy provider in Aotearoa

Advising all District Health Boards

on the age-related residential care contract, the mechanism for public funding of rest home care in New Zealand

Assisting the Ministry of Health

with its response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in State Care, including extensive collaborative work with other government agencies involved in the response

Drafting the new PHO Services Agreement

under which District Health Boards provide funding to Primary Health Organisations to deliver primary care services (including GP services), and advising on the annual review of that agreement

Working in-house

over the course of several secondments, with various clients, including secondments to the Ministry of Health

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