Juniors

Front row: Bridget McLay and Andrew Peat. Back row: Ana Lenard, Tiaan Nelson, Jordan Grimmer, Jessica Storey, Lance Green and Jason Zwi.

Shortland Chambers believes in assisting young lawyers in their careers and to that end, it takes on junior barristers and sponsors their rental in chambers for a term. The chambers provide work to these juniors in the form of research and court appearances.

Jane Barrow

Jane graduated with an LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland.  She was admitted to the bar in May 2017.

‍Before joining Chambers as a Junior, she worked for a tax barrister defending taxpayers in IRD disputes and for a boutique specialist corporate law firm, where she assisted in high-end mergers and acquisitions, regulatory investigations and corporate compliance matters.  Jane is interested in all areas of litigation and dispute resolution, in particular criminal and regulatory law, tax disputes, administrative law and the law of trusts.

Lance Green

Lance Green graduated with an LLB(Hons)/BA (History) from the University of Otago. 

Lance spent two years as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court before joining Shortland Chambers.  He was admitted to the bar in February 2016.  Lance has a keen interest in contract and tort law, as well as the law of intellectual property.

Jordan Grimmer

Jordan Grimmer graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts. 

Before joining Shortland Chambers as a junior barrister, he worked for two years as a judges’ clerk at Auckland High Court.  During that period, Jordan also provided assistance to the High Court of the Cook Islands.  Jordan has a wide-ranging interest in civil and criminal litigation, and is particularly interested in trusts and administrative law.  He currently tutors equity at the University of Auckland Law School. 

Rayhan Langdana

Rayhan graduated from the University of Auckland with an LLB(Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (in History and Politics). He was admitted to the bar in August 2017. Rayhan has appeared in the High Court on matters relating to contract and intellectual property law, and has provided advice on a range of issues including contract, consumer, privacy, and intellectual property law.

‍Prior to joining Shortland Chambers, Rayhan worked in the Litigation team at Russell McVeagh and was seconded to work as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court. He has also tutored Jurisprudence at the University of Auckland. While at University, Rayhan spent two years leading the Equal Justice Project (a non-partisan pro bono charity).

Ana Lenard

Ana graduated with a LLB (Hons) / BSc (Psychology & Geography) from the University of Auckland.

Ana previously worked at specialist litigation firm Gilbert/Walker, where she gained extensive court and settlement experience in complex proceedings before the High Court. She is interested in all areas of civil and criminal litigation. 

Ana has lectured and coached students in dispute resolution, and conducts independent research in social justice and the law. She is also one of the founding editors of the NZ Women’s Law Journal. 

Bridget McLay

Bridget completed her LLB(Hons) at the University of Auckland in 2017.  She graduated first in her cohort, receiving a Dean’s Excellence Award, Senior Scholar Award and the Auckland District Law Society Prize.  

Bridget was a Judges’ Clerk at the Court of Appeal for 2017-2018 and was admitted to the bar in September 2018.  She is interested in all areas of litigation, with a particular interest in company and securities law, commercial regulation and torts. 

George Morrison

George graduated with an LLB(Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington.  He was admitted to the bar in August 2018.

Before joining Shortland Chambers as a junior, George worked for two years in the litigation department at Bell Gully.  He has appeared in the High Court in judicial review, company law and insolvency proceedings.  George also has experience and a broad interest in contract, trusts, competition, regulatory and intellectual property disputes. 

Tiaan Nelson

Tiaan worked as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court for two years prior to joining Shortland Chambers as a Junior Barrister.  He has broad interests across civil and criminal litigation, and is particularly interested in equity and trusts, torts, and company and consumer law.  He currently tutors torts at the University of Auckland.

Tiaan graduated from the University of Auckland with LLB(Hons) and BCom degrees in 2017.  He received Senior Scholar Awards in both Law and Economics and a Dean’s Academic Excellence Award in Law, as well as several subject prizes.    

While at University, Tiaan won the Stout Shield and other mooting competitions.  He also represented New Zealand at the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot in Washington, DC, where the team received a prize for best applicant team in the world. 

Jessica Storey

Jessica Storey graduated from the University of Auckland in May 2017 with an LLB(Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts in French and Politics and International Relations.  She was admitted to the bar in May 2018.

Before joining Shortland Chambers, Jessica was a Judges’ Clerk at the High Court in Auckland and tutored Public Law at the University of Auckland.  While studying she served on the governing board of the University of Auckland and reached the semi-finals of the World Universities Debating Championships. 

Jessica has a broad interest in both civil and criminal litigation, with a particular interest in contract, company and administrative law.