Elaine Ward

Elaine Ward worked as a Solicitor in the area of Civil, Commercial, Family, Immigration Law and Conveyancing for three years before becoming a Barrister Sole in 2005, specialising in Criminal Law.

Degree Held: LL.B/BA (Auck)
Year Admitted: 2001
Barrister Sole: 2005
Areas of Practice: Appeals against sentence or conviction
Contact details:

E – e.ward@libertylaw.co.nz
P – 09 262 1136 (follow prompt for extension)
M – +64 21 367 710


  • Pacific Leadership Scholarship Recipient
  • 2002 to 2005 Solicitor
  • 2005 to Current : Barrister Sole
  • Successful Not Guilty Results
    • Murder Trials
    • Unlawful Sexual Connection
    • Allegations / Rape Trials
    • Aggravated Robbery Trials
    • Grievous Bodily Harm Trials
  • Successful Results in Manufacturing Methamphetamine Trials
  • Successful Trial work and Summary Hearings in all areas of
    Criminal Law
  • Successful Appeals to the Court of Appeal and High Court
  • Successful Applications for Abuse of Process, Discharge without Convictions and Work Licences

Ongoing Education and Professional Membership:

  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society
  • Member of the Manukau Bar Association
  • Committee Member of the Manukau Bar Association
  • Duty Solicitor Workshop Assessor