Rebecca Savage


  • LLB(Hons), BA, University of Auckland
  • LLM (First Class Hons), University of Cambridge 
  • Pegasus Scholar
  • New Zealand Law Society, Young Lawyer of the Year (2012)
  • Admitted to the Bar of New Zealand 2008

Rebecca is an experienced litigator who specialises in complex relationship property, trust and family protection matters.

She works hard for her clients and prides herself in providing strategic and pragmatic representation. Rebecca considers it a privilege to assist clients through difficult relationship breakdowns and family problems.

After graduating in 2008, Rebecca worked as a Judges' Clerk at the Auckland High Court before joining the Office of the Crown Solicitor in Auckland two years later. There she gained significant litigation experience through the prosecution of criminal jury trials, as well as regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. She also acted for a number of government departments and Crown entities in respect of various civil litigation matters.
Rebecca 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.

Rebecca’s practice focuses exclusively on family law related matters including relationship property, family protection, estate disputes, family violence, adoption, parenting and applications pursuant to the Protection of Property and Personal Rights Act 1988.

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 the Deputy Convenor of the Waikato Bay of Plenty Standards Committee No.2.

Community Activity

  • Board Member – Good Neighbour