Abby Pearce


  • LLB/BHSc, University of Auckland 2016
  • Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand 2017

Abigail is an Associate in Holland Beckett Law’s litigation team, and advises her clients on various family, employment and medicolegal matters.

Abigail is experienced in advising on a wide range of family law issues including:

  • Relationship property disputes
  • Separation and relationship property agreements
  • Contracting out (prenuptial) agreements
  • Care of children matters
  • Guardianship issues
  • Family violence matters
  • Dissolution of marriage (divorce)
  • Applications under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 (PPPR)
  • Estate matters

Abigail also has specialist knowledge of the medicolegal sphere. She has worked closely with healthcare providers such as District Health Boards and private medical facilities, as well as represented individual practitioners and healthcare consumers in various disputes relating to a wide range of issues including:

  • Inquiries into professional competence and safety
  • Employment law
  • Patient complaints
  • Compulsory assessment and treatment
  • Matters involving registration authorities such as the Medical Council of New Zealand and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Orders for treatment under the Protection of Property and Personal Rights (PPPR) Act
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Negligence issues
  • ACC related matters (treatment injuries, earnings related compensation, suspension of entitlements, Work-Related Gradual Process (WRGP) claims and sensitive claims)