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 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.
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 is delighted to announce that Stephen Hunter has been appointed Queen's Counsel.
Stephen Hunter graduated with an LLB (Hons) and a BA from the University of Auckland in 1999 and an LLM from Harvard University in 2002, for which he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. He was admitted to the Bar in 1998. From 1998 to 1999, Mr Hunter served as a Judge’s Clerk to the late Sir Ivor Richardson in the Court of Appeal. In 2000, he joined Russell McVeagh as a solicitor, before moving to the United States to study and then to London in 2002 to work in the litigation team at Herbert Smith. He returned to New Zealand in 2006 to work at Gilbert Walker in Auckland, becoming a partner in 2008, acting mainly in High Court civil cases. Mr Hunter also worked as a part-time lecturer in public law at the University of Auckland from 2006 to 2008. After 8 years as a partner at Gilbert Walker, he became a barrister sole and a member of Shortland Chambers in 2016, focusing on commercial and regulatory matters in the High Court. He is a member of the Auckland Crown Prosecution Panel, the SPCA Pro Bono Panel, and the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. Mr Hunter also serves as a faculty member of the NZLS Litigation Skills Programme, as the New Zealand member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration Board of Reporters, and as a trustee of the Hugo Charitable Trust.