Jackie Van Schalkwyk

LLB (Cum Laude)
Jackie vS3

Specialist Areas

  • Criminal Law


Jackie is originally from South Africa and moved to New Zealand in June 2017 following a rewarding military career. She moved from Wellington to Gisborne in January 2020 to join the Woodward Chrisp team.  She graduated from the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) with distinction, re-skilled in New Zealand and was admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court in June 2019.

Jackie previously worked at the Medical Council of New Zealand as a legal administrator, and at the Wellington High Court as a court registry officer. She is currently in the criminal litigation team but also does civil work.


Jackie is fond of animals and enjoys spending time with her pets. She enjoys quality time with friends and family, going to the movies, taking road trips, and walks on the beach.