Kesia Denhardt


Kesia is a barrister practising in Auckland and a member of Kate Sheppard Chambers. She handles all types of family law matters, with a particular interest in relationship property issues arising out of a separation, complex parenting and protection disputes, and reproductive law.

Kesia enjoys making contributions to the legal profession beyond the work she does in practice. She has written and presented legal seminars for the New Zealand Law Society (NZLS), The Law Association (TLA), and Legalwise on various family law issues. She has authored and featured in articles for NZLS publications, LawTalk and LawPoints; TLA publication, LawNews; and is a regular contributor to the quarterly magazine of the Family Law Section (FLS), The Family Advocate. 

Kesia is an appointed member of the FLS Advisory Panel focussed on family law reform. She has been an appointed member of a number of other committees, including the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association and a NZLS Lawyers Standards Committee. Kesia is also an ambassador of White Ribbon New Zealand; appointed in recognition of her work in assisting victims of family violence.