Elizabeth Smith

Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Employment Law  

  • Direct dial (07) 571 3836
  • Email elizabeth.smith(at)

Elizabeth joined Holland Beckett in 2012.   She has previously worked as a Solicitor at a large New Zealand law firm, and as a Legal Advisor at a major British broadcaster.

Elizabeth specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on contractual disputes, negligence claims, and  medico-legal issues.   She regularly appears in the High Court, District Court, the Employment Court, and the Employment Relations Authority.

Elizabeth acts for, and advises:

Clients in relation to contractual disputes and negligence claims.

Companies, directors and shareholders in respect of duties, liabilities and rights.

Clients in respect of intellectual property enforcement, including copyright and trade mark protection.

Employers and employees in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters.


BA, LLB Auckland University 2007
Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand 2007

Community Activity

Member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
Associate member of Institute of Directors
Member of HRINZ
Member of Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand