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.
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  NZHC 767
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.
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 email@example.com. Applications must be received by no later than 31 May 2019.
The members congratulate former member Helen Winkelmann on her appointment as the new Chief Justice of New Zealand.
Shortland Chambers is pleased to announce that Bronwyn Carruthers has joined as a member. Prior to moving to the independent bar, Bronwyn was an Environmental, Planning and Natural Resources partner for 7 years at the highly respected Auckland firm Russell McVeagh.
Bronwyn practices in environmental, resource management and local government law. Bronwyn advises a wide range of clients including infrastructure providers, corporates, individuals and not for profit organisations. She not only assists with obtaining consents for projects, but also with plan making, judicial review, declarations, enforcement action and law reform.
We wish Bronwyn well in her career at the bar.