Our Team

The team at Bell & Co are here to help.
We are highly experienced lawyers who also give the human touch. We listen to you, we consult and then we offer you the best path forward.

To talk with any of the Bell & Co team, simply contact us on 04 499 4014 or send us an email from the contact form below.

Andy Bell
Principal
Jess Bergseng
Solicitor
Liam Sweeney
Solicitor
Nicola Campbell
HR Contractor
Astra Foster
Law Clerk
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Andy Bell

BA LLB

Andy Bell

BA LLB

Andy established Bell & Co three years ago with a mission to offer the best possible service to his clients, at an affordable rate.

With more than 14 years’ experience in employment law, family law disputes and civil litigation, Andy spent is a highly skilled advocate in the High Court, District Court and Family Court and in the Employment Relations Authority. He has also acted in a number of Coroner’s Inquests.

Andy has worked in well‐known law firms in Wellington and Palmerston North. Formerly a partner in Palmerston North law firm, Fitzherbert Rowe, Andy moved back to Wellington when he was offered a specialist employment law role at Quigg Partners, one of New Zealand’s best boutique legal practices.

“Making the law accessible when you have a dispute is something I feel very strongly about. At Bell & Co, we don’t want any barriers for our clients to receive the best legal advice and action ‐ at a reasonable cost. We’re committed to not only helping our clients through a challenging period, but also we want them to feel good when we achieve a great result for them. That gives us all the most satisfaction of all.”


 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Holidays act advice
  • Personal grievance
  • Change management
  • Restructuring
  • Redundancy
  • Disciplinary process
  • Employment agreements
 

CONTACT DETAILS

Ph: (04) 499 - 4014

Mob: 027 286 - 9140

andy@bellandco.co

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Jess Bergseng

BA (HONS) LLB

Jess Bergseng

BA (HONS) LLB

Jess graduated from Victoria University three years ago and joined an Auckland law firm as a law clerk and then junior lawyer.

Moving back to Wellington two years ago, she has worked with Andy in establishing Bell & Co as the go‐to affordable dispute resolution specialist firm.

Jess specialises in:

  • Employment law (for both employees and employers)
  • Family law (in particular guardianship of children and parenting matters), and
  • Civil litigation situations.

CONTACT DETAILS

Ph: (04) 499 - 4014

jess@bellandco.co

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Liam Sweeney

BCom LLB

Liam Sweeney

BCom LLB

Liam finished his law degree in 2015 before working for a short period at the Civil Aviation Authority and MBIE. Liam joined Bell & Co in 2016 to further his aspirations to be an advocate.

Liam is a Wellington local and a graduate of Victoria University.

CONTACT DETAILS

Ph: (04) 499 - 4014

liam@bellandco.co

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Nicola Campbell

BA MBA

Nicola Campbell

BA MBA

Nicola is a Senior HR professional with over 20 years’ experience in both public and private sector organisations.

Nicola runs her own human resources practice but also provides contracted services to Bell & Co clients to assist them to meet the full spectrum of needs that arise in the course of an employment relationship.

She brings a high quality, practical and ‘right size’ approach to solving people problems and is particularly skilled at quickly understanding a situation and identifying solutions that work for the business as well as the employees.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Recruitment
  • Performance management
  • Job descriptions
  • Change management
  • Training and development

CONTACT DETAILS

Ph: (04) 499 - 4014

nicola@bellandco.co

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Astra Foster

Law Clerk

Astra Foster

Law Clerk

Astra is in the final stages of her law degree. Astra joins Bell & Co having previously been employed as a consent coordinator working on the ultrafast broadband rollout.

CONTACT DETAILS

Ph: (04) 499 - 4014

astra@bellandco.co

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