Meet the Team
Cuba Family Law
Marieke van den Bergh
Marieke has over ten years of experience practising in family law. She graduated from the University of Canterbury in 2003 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Marieke’s practice covers a wide range of family matters, with a focus on care of children and relationship property. She gained approval to act as
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 domestic violence, children and mental health work. Liz became
Margaret has practised family law since 1985 joining the firm in 1989. She obtained an LLB in 1974 and a Diploma in Social Work in 1981 and previously worked at the Wellington Community Law Centre. She has been regularly appointed as a lawyer for children since the early 1990’s, and as lawyer to assist the Court particularly in cases with an international aspect. She has also been appointed by the New Zealand Central Authority to deal with cases involving abduction or retention of children under the Hague Convention.
Wendy graduated LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland in 1979 and LLM(Hons) from Victoria University in 1995. Wendy convened the Law Society’s Family Law Section Domestic Violence Standing Committee from 2004 – 2009, served as a lay member of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal from 2004 – 2009, and was inaugural chair of the Family Violence Death Review Committee from 2008 – 2011. She specialises in Lawyer for Subject Person in PPPR cases and Surrogacy and Relationship Property Work.
Jessie specialises in family law and has expertise in all areas of family, including significant family court experience. Jessie graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of law and Bachelor of Arts (media studies and Spanish). She is responsive and will listen to your needs, working with you to achieve the best possible outcome. Jessie is a member of the Wellington Family Courts Associate and the Family Law Section of New Zealand law Society.
Teressa was admitted to the bar in 2015. She has been with Cuba Family Law since 2017. Prior to Cuba Family Law was working in Government Policy. Teressa has completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Children’s Issues with Otago University and is a volunteer lawyer at the Wellington Community Law Centre.
Patricia is an Associate member of the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives and has worked as a legal executive for the past 24 years. She is experienced in conveyancing work, estate administration, wills, sale and purchase of businesses and family trust work. She has been with Cuba Family Law for 25 years.
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 2001.