Belle Archibald

Senior Solicitor

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 [2019] NZCA 65 – successful sentence appeal.  Presented the primary ground of appeal.
  • Appeared as junior counsel and drafted appellant submissions in Hoeflich v Police [2018] 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