Rachael Reed

Rachael Reed KC

Rachael practises in civil and criminal law with particular expertise in fraud and other complex cases. Rachael acts for both Crown and defence as lead counsel. She has wide experience in all forms of fraud cases in all courts.

Rachael has 20 years’​ experience, leading trials in the District Court and High Court, including murder. She has extensive experience in complex cases with many experts from different fields. She also has experience as lead counsel in the Court of Appeal in cases involving complex fraud as well the High Court and District Court. She is a seasoned lead trial counsel and has been involved in many recent and high profile cases.

Rachael was appointed to the rank of Queen’s Counsel in 2017. Other distinctions include:

  • Past President of the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association (2011 and 2012).
  • Appointments to both the Crown Panel and the Serious Fraud Office Prosecution Panel in 2012.
  • Being appointed as a member of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal in July 2013.
  • Chair of the first Appeal Panel in 2016.


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Shortland Street
Auckland 1140