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Te Hunga Roia Maori - Student Observation Scheme

Shortland Chambers recently participated in a three day “observation scheme” that Te Hunga Roia Maori (the Maori Law Society) is developing in Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) for tauira Maori (Maori students).

This scheme provides tauira with an opportunity to observe and participate in t he day-to-day workings of a lawyer.


NZBA Short Causes Working Group - feedback sought

The NZBA Short Causes Working Group, led by immediate past President Clive Elliott QC, has proposed the introduction of a procedure for shorter trials in the High Court. It is based on the Shorter and Flexible Trials Scheme recently adopted by the High Court in England and Wales.

Members of the Working Group wish to present their proposal to the profession and seek their input and feedback.  A roundtable type discussion will be held at Shortland Chambers at 5:30 pm on 1 August 2019. Drinks and snacks will be served.

If you are interested in this topic, please come along, to find out about this development and have your say.

Please RSVP if you are able to attend or if you have any questions call Alison Van Wyk at Shortland Chambers on ph (09) 309 1769. 


Introduction of NZBA Council to Pacific Lawyers Association Executive

Shortland Chambers hosted a function to introduce members of the NZBA Council and Diversity and Inclusion Committee to members of the Pacific Lawyers Association Executive.  This function coincided with the announcement by Shortland Chambers of a new scholarship to be awarded to a Pacific Lawyers Association member to attend the NZLS Litigation Skills Programme. The inaugural recipient of this award is Kristy Ng Shiu.


Robert Stewart, success in court

In April, Robert Stewart successfully opposed an application for an interim injunction to require a defendant in defamation proceedings to take down an allegedly defamatory online publication – Chiv v Stuff Limited & Ors [2019] NZHC 767


New Member - Michael Robinson

Shortland Chambers is pleased to announce that Michael Robinson has joined as a member.  Prior to moving to the independent bar, Michael was a partner at the national firm Simpson Grierson, and a member of the firm’s board.  Michael advises and represents clients involved in civil, commercial and regulatory matters with particular expertise in banking and financial services, insolvency, property, trusts, and company law. 

We wish Michael well in his career at the bar.  


Expressions of Interest - Junior Barristers 2020

Shortland Chambers invites applications for Junior Barrister positions commencing in February 2020.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside some of New Zealand’s top barristers.

We are looking for applicants with 1-5 years’ PQE and a strong academic record.  The maximum period for which the role can be held is 3 years. 

For more information, or to apply, please email  Applications must be received by no later than 31 May 2019. 

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