Jacque Lethbridge


Litigation / Restructuring and Insolvency

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Jacque has been practicing for 18 years and is a leading senior litigator routinely appearing in the High Court and superior courts. A leader in the field of insolvency and restructuring, Jacque is known for her dynamic and robust legal representation in prominent litigation cases. With a focus on commercial litigation, Jacque regularly advises on cases involving well-known commercial organisations and high-profile individuals, both in New Zealand and internationally. Jacque joined Martelli McKegg in 2019 to head up the litigation team after her tenure at two specialist restructuring and insolvency law firms, having been made the first female partner of both firms. Jacque is a recognised leading lawyer for insolvency & restructuring in Doyles Guide (2018 to present).

Jacque has an excellent track record in trial and appellate advocacy and regularly represents clients across a wide range of contentious commercial litigation both in New Zealand and internationally often working with New Zealand's leading King's Counsel. A list of cases appears below. Jacque was recognised in the NZ Lawyer Most Influential Lawyer Lists for both 2021 and 2022 as a Changemaker and in the NZ Lawyer Elite Woman list in 2021.

In addition to being a practicing lawyer, Jacque has volunteered her time to the law profession throughout her career. This includes on the Board of the New Zealand Law Society, as a former long-standing chairperson of the Board of Auckland Community Law Centre and on the Board of Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association of New Zealand in 2016. Jacque has been actively involved in promoting and encouraging diversity in the law profession and insolvency area and was a founding member and co-chair of the Women in Restructuring and Insolvency interest group.


NZ Lawyer - Most Influential Lawyers 2022

Doyles Guide - Leading Insolvency Restructuring Lawyers NZ 2022

Business Desk - My net worth - Jacque Lethbridge

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