Contact details


DDI: 04 280 0018

Mob: ‭021 817 542


Jewelly McVay

Jewelly was admitted to the Bar in 2008 and, following a period as an Associate at Chen Palmer, commenced what has developed into an extensive litigation practice as a barrister.


She is an experienced criminal defence lawyer, representing defendants in trials and on a wide range of charges since 2009 including prosecutions by the police and the Crown, as well as prosecutions by the Department of Internal Affairs, Inland Revenue Department, and the Ministry of Social Development.


In addition, Jewelly has appeared in the High Court in trial and on appeal, the Family Court, and professional disciplinary proceedings.


She is a skilled court room advocate and provides practical and strategic advice including the available options and developing  a clear path for the resolution of the case, along with an understanding of the considerable stress that can be caused by being the subject of a court case.


Jewelly Is able to take instructions privately and is an approved criminal legal aid provider, and regularly applies for limited licences (also known as work licences).