Jessica Thwaites


Areas of Expertise

Care of Children
Family Violence
Separation & Dissolution (Divorce)


Jessica joined McVeagh Fleming as a Research Clerk in 2020 while studying towards a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Commence (Bcom) double majoring in Marketing and Information Systems. After finishing her studies at the end of 2021, Jessica became a graduate Law Clerk and is now a Solicitor in the Family Team and works closely with Alissa Bell, Anna Carbon and Amy Wooding.



Carmel College

LLB/BCom conjoint, University of Auckland  


Member of the New Zealand Law Society

Member of the Family Law Section

Examples of transactions

Main Practice Areas

Family law

Care of Children and Guardianship

Family Violence

Relationship Property

Marriage Dissolution and Separation

Oranga Tamariki

Outside Interests

Outside of the office, Jessica is a competitive hockey player, playing at both senior club and national level. Jessica has represented North Harbour at various tournaments over the years.