Our People

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Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen’s team are a dedicated group of individuals who provide friendly, helpful forward thinking advice to their clients. They provide legal advice only in those areas in which they have a high level of expertise, and can significantly contribute to the success of their clients.

Chelsea Maguire


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Chelsea Maguire


LLB (Hons) – Auckland University of Technology; BA – University of Victoria


Chelsea was admitted to the Bar in 2018.  Chelsea joined Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen in 2019 from (as it was then known) Sovereign Insurance in Auckland.  Chelsea brings a wealth of hands on experience and knowledge of working with people from different backgrounds and in challenging or high stress situations having also worked in a disputes and complaints team.

For Chelsea, coming to New Plymouth was like returning home.  Having family connections in the Manawatu and Wellington, Taranaki being close to the sea and close to home was the perfect middle ground.

Chelsea is a creative and critical thinker, who enjoys public speaking and training.  She has a keen interest sustainability, innovation, and start-ups, particularly around the impacts of climate change and the future of work.

In her free time, Chelsea likes to spend her time outdoors with her two dogs at the beach or out on the water.  Chelsea also volunteers with the Citizens Advice Bureau and is a member of the Taranaki Young Professionals group.


Chelsea has particular expertise and knowledge in:


Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen
March 2019 – Present

Wynyard Wood – Law Clerk
August 2016 – October 2017


College of Law – Auckland (2017 – 2018)
Certificate of Professional Legal Studies

Auckland university of Technology (2015-2017)
LLB (Hons)

University of Victoria (2010-2012)
BA – Theatre and Film


ABMM Lawyers, I can’t recommend you guys enough. I absolutely loved the service that I received from Phil and Chelsea.

They were transparent about the options I had moving forward and advised me of the decisions they felt were within my best interests. I was supported with all of my decisions, right down to the type of wording I wanted in the correspondence with my employers.

It was important for me to reflect my values in all that I did and I succeeded in doing that throughout the entire process. They were very mindful of my identity as Māori, and would often greet me with “kia ora” or “tēnā koe”. They used hongi and welcomed any formalities such as karakia, to be recited during mediation.

The small gestures that they offered were very meaningful. It embraced aspects of my cultural identity which helped me to feel very supported and welcomed throughout our engagement.

Their service was professional, ethical, transparent, and prompt. Their actions matched their words, which resulted in positive interactions and trusting relationships being built.

Once again, many thanks to Phil, Chelsea, and the awesome team at ABMM Lawyers.

From a client