Belle is a senior solicitor in the Crown Specialist team. Before joining Meredith Connell in 2020, Belle was employed as a criminal defence barrister working for two barristers. In this role, Belle appeared on a range of criminal matters and appeals in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. Belle also has experience in parole matters.
- Appeared as junior counsel in Butler v R  NZCA 65 – successful sentence appeal. Presented the primary ground of appeal.
- Appeared as junior counsel and drafted appellant submissions in Hoeflich v Police  NZHC 1999 – successful appeal against conviction.
- Appeared as junior counsel in numerous jury trials, primarily trials involving alleged sexual offending.
LLB(Hons), Auckland University of Technology