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 email@example.com. Applications must be received by no later than 31 March 2020.
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.
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 https://www.lawsociety.org.nz/news-and-communications/latest-news/news/qc-artist-aims-to-raise-climate-change-awareness-with-exhibition.
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.