Jacque has a reputation for robust, focused, dynamic and effective advocacy and legal representation. She specialises in commercial and civil litigation with a focus on insolvency and restructuring, and also has experience in regulatory and serious fraud cases. She regularly represents high-profile individuals and commercial organisations with complex, contentious and often unique legal problems.
Jacque has an excellent track record in trial and appellate advocacy, and regularly represents clients across a wide range of contentious litigation, principally in the High Court alongside cases in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. She began practice in 2004 in criminal law, first as a Prosecutor and then as a Defence Lawyer for the Public Defence Service. In 2008, Jacque moved to Auckland firm Grove Darlow & Partners as a commercial litigation solicitor where she was made the firm’s first female Partner in 2012.
Jacque has held various board positions. She is the current Chairperson of the Board of Auckland Community Law Centre and was a member of the board for the Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association of New Zealand in 2016.
Jacque has close ties to the New Zealand Law Society and is a currently on the Auckland Branch Council. She served on the Auckland Standards Committee for a number of years and spent six years as a counsel member of Auckland District Law Society Incorporated. She is actively involved in promoting and encouraging diversity in the law profession and insolvency area and is a founding member of the Women in Restructuring and Insolvency interest group.
Jacque is a recommended lawyer in the Doyles Guide Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers list for 2018 and is part of the Lowndes team recognised in the Legal 500 in the areas of Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution and Restructuring and Insolvency.
- 2010 LLM Hons (Commercial Law) – Auckland University
- 2003 LLB – Victoria University of Wellington
- 2001 BA – History/Political Science – Victoria University of Wellington
- Chairperson and Trustee – Auckland Community Law Centre
- Adjunct Lecturer – College of Law
- Member, New Zealand Law Society
- Member, RITANZ
- Member, Auckland District Law Society Inc
- Member, Auckland Branch Council of NZLS
- Founding Member, Women in Restructuring and Insolvency