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Meet the Team

Cuba Family Law

Our team is friendly and approachable. We will provide you with effective legal advice to assist you to navigate separation and Family Court processes.


Liz Lewes

Liz Lewes


Liz has over 20 years experience as a specialist family lawyer. She graduated from the University of Otago in 1996 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Studies. She has practised in both the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Liz practises in all areas of family law but with a special interest in family violence, children and mental health work. Liz became lawyer for child in 2006 and is on the panel of lawyers appointed by the New Zealand Central Authority to deal with cases involving the Hague Convention. Liz joined Cuba Family Law in 2007, became a partner in 2008 and is now a director of Cuba Family Law Ltd.

Email: lizlewes@cubafamilylaw.co.nz

Bridie Henderson

Bridie Henderson


Bridie graduated from Victoria University of Wellington and was admitted to the bar in 2004. She practised in family law and criminal law in Tauranga before travelling to the United Kingdom and working in child protection for two years. She then worked exclusively in family law in both private practice and for a community law centre that specialised in domestic violence in Brisbane, Australia. Bridie returned to practice in New Zealand working for the Public Defence Service in Wellington before joining Cuba Family Law in April 2019. Bridie has extensive courtroom experience and will work with you to achieve pragmatic outcomes focussed on your needs.

Email: bridie@cubafamilylaw.co.nz

Liz Nikora

Liz Nikora

Support staff/Office Manager

Liz is a member of our reliable and efficient support team. Liz has a long history with the firm and has been with us since 2000. She grew up in Tolaga Bay/Gisborne with Whakapapa to Anaura Bay.

Email: liz.nikora@cubafamilylaw.co.nz

Friendly and approachable.

Dedicated to looking after you and your Whanau.