Samantha Beattie


Phone: +64 9 374 1663

Samantha works for Harry Waalkens QC primarily in the medico-legal arena, as well as on professional discipline and general civil litigation matters.

Samantha began her career in 2014 at Russell McVeagh in the Environmental, Planning and Natural Resources team. She worked extensively on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, in addition to other environmental and local government issues, gaining litigation and regulatory experience.

Between 2015 and 2018, Samantha worked at Rice + Co/Rice Speir, across the compliance and enforcement and dispute resolution teams. She assisted with prosecutions for local authorities and was involved in complex multi-party litigation and judicial review.

Professional history

2019 - : Employed Barrister – Harry Waalkens QC

2015 – 2018: Solicitor/Senior Solicitor, Rice + Co/Rice Speir

2014 – 2015: Solicitor, Russell McVeagh