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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Shortland Chambers held its annual cocktail party for the Auckland legal profession on Thursday 27 September 2018 at the Northern Club.
The guest speaker was Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin, the Director of the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre and Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Law. Dr Toy-Cronin’s speech focused on some of the systemic issues facing the New Zealand legal system and the legal profession, and how those issues were undermining access to justice. Her speech was very interesting and well received.
Overall, an excellent evening.
This was the 12th annual cocktail party which Chambers has held, and we look forward to hosting another in 2019.