Maggie M. Winterstein

Maggie started her legal career as a employee of the Department for Courts during her University Holidays. After admission as a Barrister and Solicitor, she worked as a junior barrister for Mr. Simativa Perese in the area of civil and commercial law. From there she moved to become one of the first two non-sworn Police Prosecutors in the Counties Manukau area. Maggie became a Barrister Sole in 2009 and joined Liberty Law Barristers upon its inception.

Degree Held: LL.B (Hons) (Auck)
Year Admitted: 1998
Barrister Sole: 2009
Areas of Practice: Criminal and Youth

Contact details:

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P – 092621136 (follow prompt for extension)
M – +64 21 065 5974


  • 1998: Admitted to the Bar.
  • 2000 to 2002: Junior barrister for Simativa Perese.
  • 2002 to 2008: Police prosecutor.
  • 2009: Barrister sole.
  • Has successfully defended numerous matters in Judge-Alone and Jury Trials and completed numerous applications including discharges without conviction, limited licences, s94 community based sentences in lieu of disqualification and various pre-trial applications in the Youth and Adult jurisdictions. She also presented at the Inaugural Pacific Lawyers Association Conference and will present at the Youth Advocates Seminar hosted by ADLS.