Juniors

Front row: Caitlin Hollings and Andrew Peat. Back row: Ana Lenard, Bridget McLay, 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.

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. 

Caitlin Hollings

Caitlin graduated from Auckland University as Senior Scholar in Law (Honours) and with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. 

Prior to joining Chambers as a Junior in 2017, Caitlin was a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court for two years. She ranked third in her cohort at law school and mooted internationally on behalf of the University at the Jessup Moot and the William C Vis Moot in International Commercial Arbitration.  

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. 

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. 

Andrew Peat

Andrew is a graduate of the University of Auckland having completed an LLB (Hons) / BCom in 2011.

Andrew was admitted as a solicitor in 2012 and practised at a leading commercial law firm before heading overseas to further his legal training.

While overseas Andrew completed an LLM at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated with First Class Honours, coming first in his class.  Andrew then gained valuable experience working in London before returning to New Zealand to commence work at Shortland Chambers.

Andrew’s interest in the law spans a broad spectrum including commercial, public and criminal law.

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. 

Jason Zwi

Jason graduated with an LLB(Hons)/BA (History) from the University of Otago, where he was also a tutor at the Law Faculty.

Before joining Chambers as a Junior Barrister, Jason worked at top-tier firm in the banking and finance area, focusing in particular on securities regulation. He then spent a year as a lawyer at the Serious Fraud Office. Jason is interested in all areas of litigation and dispute resolution, with a special interest in criminal and regulatory law, equity, insolvency and contract.