Mahsheed Ibram


Mahsheed joined the McElroys team in January 2021 from a specialist litigation practice where she gained experience in construction, insolvency and unit titles disputes. Prior to settling on a career in litigation, she worked in a general practice law firm where she was involved in a wide variety of matters spanning several different areas of law.

Mahsheed has advised and represented clients in adjudications and arbitrations, at various tribunals and in the Family Court, District Court and High Court. Her approach to litigation is a pragmatic one and her focus is on certainty, efficiency, and commercially sensible results, which is often achieved through alternative dispute resolution.

Outside of work, Mahsheed enjoys spending summer weekends hiking. Her goal is to conquer Mount Taranaki and Mitre Peak locally before moving onto the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu and beyond. On a colder day you’ll find her curled up with a good book.

Principal areas of practice:

  • Professional Indemnity – engineers, architects, real estate agents, valuers, accountants, lawyers
  • General Liability – fires, construction, horticulture, product recall
  • Subrogated recovery claims
  • Marine Insurance, Cargo and Transport


  • Positive relationships with clients, parties and opposing counsel
  • Considered advice on risk, strategy and resolution of disputes
  • Commercial and practical approach to litigation and disputes
  • Negotiation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution