Partner, Mackenzie Elvin Law LLB (Hons)/BA, University of Auckland; LLM (Hons), University of Cambridge, England
Rebecca specialises in family dispute resolution work. Her focus is primarily on complex relationship property, trust and family protection matters and litigation arising out of broken relationships, whether in life or death.
After graduating, Rebecca worked as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court before joining the Office of the Crown Solicitor in Auckland in 2010.
There she gained a significant amount of litigation experience through the prosecution of criminal jury trials and regulatory and disciplinary proceedings.
In addition, she acted for a number of government departments and Crown entities in respect of various civil litigation matters. She has appeared in the Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court, Youth Court, Family Court, Environment Court, New Zealand Parole Board, Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal and the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.
In 2012, she travelled to the United Kingdom as a Pegasus Scholar and was awarded the New Zealand Law Society, Young Lawyer of the Year award.
Rebecca also took study leave in 2013 to complete a Masters of Law at the University of Cambridge. Rebecca achieved a first class result and was awarded a number of scholarships recognising her achievements.
Rebecca joined Mackenzie Elvin Law in July 2018 and she became a Partner of the firm in 2021.
Her incisive approach, intellectual rigor and experience in managing cases, ensures that clients are getting top quality legal advice and representation. She is both a highly capable Court lawyer and a person who understands the realities of relationships and their complexities.
Rebecca has also been appointed by the Family Court as Counsel for Subject Person in respect of proceedings under the Protection of Property and Personal Rights Act 1988, and is also a Board Member of Good Neighbour and lawyer member of the Waikato Bay of Plenty Standards Committee.