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Chambers Member Clive Elliott QC aims to raise climate change awareness with exhibition

Postponed due to the Covid-19 lockdown, Chambers Member Clive Elliott QC aims to raise climate change awareness with an exhibition of his paintings on the theme of climate change in Auckland and Wellington in March.  All artwork in the exhibition will be sold by Silent Auction, with the proceeds going to the Sustainable Business Network and Sustainable Coastlines. 


Queen’s Counsel Neil Campbell Appointed to Judge of the High Court

Chambers congratulates Queen’s Counsel Neil Campbell on his appointment to a Judge of the High Court, as announced by the Attorney-General David Parker.



Chambers Junior wins Ethel Benjamin scholarship

Chambers congratulates Junior Ana Lenard on being awarded the New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarship for outstanding women lawyers. She plans to use the scholarship to pursue a Master of Laws in the United States at Columbia University focusing on dispute resolution, social justice and legal theory. 


Expressions of Interest – Junior Barristers 2021

Shortland Chambers invites applications for Junior Barrister positions commencing in February 2021.  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 March 2020. 




New members - Yvonne Wang and Sarah Armstrong

  • Yvonne Wang (left) Sarah Armstrong (right)

Shortland Chambers are pleased to announce that two new members joined chambers in early 2020.

Yvonne Wang joined on 1 January 2020.

Prior to returning to the independent bar, Yvonne was a Senior Solicitor at the highly respected Auckland firm Meredith Connell. Before that, Yvonne practised as a barrister at two different sets of Chambers in Auckland.

Yvonne acts in criminal and civil proceedings with a particular interest in serious fraud, regulatory prosecutions, proceeds of crime, disciplinary proceedings and public interest litigation.

Sarah Armstrong joined on 1 February 2020.

Sarah is an award-winning commercial litigation specialist with over two decades of experience advising on a wide range of commercial disputes both in New Zealand and in the UK.

Sarah joins the bar after 12 years as a partner of a large New Zealand litigation practice where she has appeared for clients in complex contract and tort claims, banking and financial markets investigations and litigation, company and securities disputes, insurance, tax payer challenge proceedings, product liability and intellectual property.


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