Our People

Jenny Beck B.A.(Hons) B.Th(Hons) LL.B(Hons)
Principal
Email: zn.oc.walkcebynnejnull@ynnej
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Court appointed Lawyer for Children
  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society
  • Member of the Family Law Section
  • Council Member of the Otago Branch of the New Zealand Law Society Council from 2004 to 2013
  • Past Employment Law Representative on the Otago Branch of the New Zealand Law Society Council
  • Member of the Otago Women Lawyers’ Society
  • Committee Member of the Otago Standards Committee
  • Past Convenor of the Otago Women Lawyers’ Society
  • Past Convenor of the Otago District Law Society Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Past Convenor of the Otago District Law Society Complaints Committee
  • Past member of the New Zealand Law Society Legal Services Committee
  • Past Chairperson Lower South Regional Ethics Committee
  • Volunteer member of the pastoral team of Dunedin City Baptist Church

Jenny founded Jenny Beck Law in 2001. Previously she worked at Dunedin Law Firm Caudwells where she became a Partner in 1997. Jenny has worked in the legal field for 23 years and has extensive experience in the Family Court and the Employment Court Jurisdictions.

Jenny specialises in all areas of Family Law, Family Law Litigation including High Court matters and Employment Law.

Jenny is an approved Legal Aid Provider in the areas of Family Law, Employment Law and Civil Law.

Jen Wilson B.A. LL.B Dip Tchg
Senior Solicitor
Email: zn.oc.walkcebynnejnull@nej
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society
  • Member of the Otago Women’s Law Society
  • Attendee at the Otago Branch of the New Zealand Law Society Employment Law Committee
  • Co-convenor of the Family Lawyers’ Forum
  • Board Member of Te Hou Ora Otepoti Incorporated

Jen worked at Jenny Beck Law from May 2003 until November 2007. She then re-joined the team in July 2011 after working at a Dunedin office in the area of Employment Law.

Jen specialises in Employment Law and in all areas of Family Law and Family Law litigation including Care of Children disputes, Contact, Domestic Violence, Child, Youth and Family matters, Guardianship Disputes and Relocation of Children.

Jen heads our Employment Law Team with over 10 years’ experience in that area, and is an approved Legal Aid Provider in the areas of Family Law and Employment Law.

 

Jessica Withnall B.A. LL.B
Staff Solicitor
Email: zn.oc.walkcebynnejnull@acissej
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society
  • Member of the Otago Women’s Law Society
  • Committee Member of the Otago Women’s Law Society

Jessica started at Jenny Beck Law in October 2011, having previously held a managerial position in Dunedin.

Jessica is in our Family Law Team and practises in the area of Care of Children disputes, Domestic Violence, Child, Youth and Family matters and Guardianship Disputes.

Our Office Staff

Kathleen Currie, Legal Secretary/Receptionist

Wendy Smith, Trust Account Administrator