Advice, advocacy, legal representation

Whatever legal help is needed in any area, there is a Shortland Chambers barrister with the experience, ethics and expertise to act. All members share the core values of operating ethically, working professionally and keeping the best interests of clients to the fore. These shared values underpin the success and impeccable reputation of Shortland Chambers.

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Our barristers

Sarah Armstrong

Sarah Armstrong

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Building and Construction
Company
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes

Andrew Barker KC

Andrew Barker KC

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Building and Construction
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Insolvency and Liquidation
Land and Property

Russell Bartlett KC

Russell Bartlett KC

Environmental and Resource Management
Land and Property

David Bigio KC

David Bigio KC

Building and Construction
Company
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Judicial Review and Public Law
Land and Property

John Billington KC

John Billington KC

Arbitrator and Mediator
Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Criminal, incl Serious Fraud and Proceeds of Crime

Greg Blanchard KC

Greg Blanchard KC

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Building and Construction
Company
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Insolvency and Liquidation

Bronwyn Carruthers KC

Bronwyn Carruthers KC

Environmental and Resource Management
Judicial Review and Public Law

Sonja Clapham

Sonja Clapham

Relationship Property and Family
Wills and Estates

Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Arbitrator and Mediator
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Land and Property
Trusts and Equity
Wills and Estates

Dr David Cooper KC

Dr David Cooper KC

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Building and Construction
Company
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes

Jenny Cooper KC

Jenny Cooper KC

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Building and Construction
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Insolvency and Liquidation

John Dixon KC

John Dixon KC

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Company
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Criminal, incl Serious Fraud and Proceeds of Crime

Clive Elliott KC

Clive Elliott KC

Competition and Fair Trading
Defamation and Media
Employment
Intellectual Property

Leo Farmer

Leo Farmer

Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Wills and Estates

Alan Galbraith KC

Alan Galbraith KC

Arbitrator and Mediator
Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Company
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes

Kevin Glover

Kevin Glover

Building and Construction
Company
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Defamation and Media

Bruce Gray KC

Bruce Gray KC

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Defamation and Media
Insurance

Matthew Harris

Matthew Harris

Building and Construction
Land and Property
Trusts and Equity
Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Company

Jack Hodder KC

Jack Hodder KC

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Company
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Intellectual Property

Bob Hollyman KC

Bob Hollyman KC

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Building and Construction
Company
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes

Desley Horton

Desley Horton

Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Trusts and Equity
Company
Land and Property
Judicial Review and Public Law

Stephen Hunter KC

Stephen Hunter KC

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Company
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Insurance
Judicial Review and Public Law

Graham Kohler KC

Graham Kohler KC

Arbitrator and Mediator
Building and Construction
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Defamation and Media
Judicial Review and Public Law

Simon Ladd

Simon Ladd

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Building and Construction
Company
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes

Honor Lanham

Honor Lanham

Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Criminal, incl Serious Fraud and Proceeds of Crime

Yoonjung Lee

Yoonjung Lee

Company
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Insolvency and Liquidation
Insurance

James Little

James Little

Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Insurance
Trusts and Equity
Company
Judicial Review and Public Law

Julian Long

Julian Long

Building and Construction
Company
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Defamation and Media

Daniel McLellan KC

Daniel McLellan KC

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Defamation and Media
Insurance
Land and Property

Andrew Peat

Andrew Peat

Building and Construction
Company
Judicial Review and Public Law
Land and Property
Trusts and Equity

Adam Ross KC

Adam Ross KC

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Company
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Insolvency and Liquidation
Insurance

James Ruddell

James Ruddell

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Building and Construction
Company
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes

Nic Scampion

Nic Scampion

Arbitrator and Mediator
Building and Construction
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Employment

Robert Stewart

Robert Stewart

Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Defamation and Media
Insolvency and Liquidation
Judicial Review and Public Law
Wills and Estates

Nura Taefi

Nura Taefi

Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Defamation and Media
Employment
Intellectual Property

Daisy Williams

Daisy Williams

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Building and Construction
Company
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes

Peter Wright

Peter Wright

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Building and Construction
Company
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Insurance

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Juniors

Max Ashmore

Max completed his LLB(Hons) at the University of Auckland, receiving six first in course awards and a variety of academic awards, including the New Zealand Law Review Prize and various subject prizes. He tutored contract law and Chinese history at the University.


While at University, Max represented New Zealand at the 2019 Philip C Jessup International Law Moot, where the team placed in the top 8 and received an award for the best respondent memorial in the world.


Prior to joining Shortland Chambers, Max worked as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court. He is interested in all areas of litigation, with a particular interest in contractual disputes.

Connor Browne

Connor graduated from the University of Auckland in 2022 with a BA/LLB (Hons). He received various scholarships and prizes, including a Dean’s Academic Excellence Award. Connor was admitted in 2023.


Before joining Shortland Chambers as a junior, Connor was a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court and a tutor at the University of Auckland Law School. He has also worked at MinterEllisonRuddWatts and at Milford Asset Management in their legal team. He is currently the lead tutor of contract law at the University of Auckland. His work has been published in the Auckland University Law Review and Public Interest Law Journal of New Zealand.


Connor is interested in all areas of civil litigation, with particular interest in contractual disputes, company law, competition law, defamation and administrative law.

Sam Coad

Sam graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2020 with an LLB(Hons)/BA.  He received first place rankings in three of his four honours research papers and in several other law subjects.  He was admitted to the bar in December 2021.


Before joining Shortland Chambers, Sam worked for two years as a Judge’s Clerk to Justice O’Regan at the Supreme Court.  During his clerkship, he worked on a variety of civil and criminal appeals, and also assisted with leave applications and jurisdictional questions.  Previously, Sam also worked as a Legal & Policy Adviser for Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission, was research assistant for both a former Court of Appeal Judge and a leading human rights law academic, and tutored law at Victoria University.  He currently tutors contract law at the University of Auckland.  He has published academic work in the New Zealand Law Journal and the Victoria University of Wellington Law Review.


Sam is interested in all areas of litigation, with a particular interest in contract, trusts and equity, torts, administrative law, and human rights.

Charlie Cox

Charlie graduated with an LLB(Hons)/BA from Victoria University of Wellington.  He graduated first in his year in the field of public law, receiving the Sir John McGrath Prize, among other academic awards.  Charlie was admitted to the bar in August 2023.


Before joining Shortland Chambers as a junior, Charlie worked for two and a half years as a judge’s clerk, including for Justice Glazebrook at the Supreme Court and Justice Cooper at the Court of Appeal.  He has also worked as both a teaching fellow and tutor at Victoria University and as a research assistant for leading public law and international law academics.


Charlie is interested in all areas of litigation, with a particular interest in human rights, as well as contract, tort and administrative law.  He has published academic work in the Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, the Māori Law Review and the Public Interest Law Journal of New Zealand.

Catherine Fu

Catherine graduated in 2020 with an LLB with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she was awarded the Department of Law Commendation Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance and the Atkin Chambers Mooting Prize.  She also holds an LLM with Distinction from the University of Auckland.  She was admitted to the bar in March 2023.


Before joining Shortland Chambers, Catherine worked as a lawyer at Bell Gully, and tutored commercial law at the University of Auckland.  She has previously volunteered for a human rights organization in Ghana, assisted on civil procedure reform in the UK, and worked in several commercial law firms, including two US law firms in London.  


Catherine is interested in all areas of litigation, with a particular interest in commercial disputes, regulatory investigations, media law, and public law.

Andrew Grant

Andrew Grant joined Shortland Chambers in April 2022.  Prior to this, he spent four years as an international arbitration and commercial litigation lawyer at a leading disputes firm in New York City.  He was admitted as an attorney in New York state and federal court in 2019, and as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2017.


Andrew is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he completed a Master of Laws, and the University of Auckland, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours.  While at Auckland Law School, Andrew won the Stout Shield, the Greg Everard Memorial Prize for Mooting, and the Dean's Excellence Award for outstanding academic performance.  He was the New Zealand mooting champion and National Best Speaker in 2016, and twice represented New Zealand at the Philip Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington DC. He was the Global Best Oralist at the 2017 Jessup Competition.


Andrew's academic work in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law, family law and tax has been published in New Zealand's three leading law journals: the New Zealand Law Review, the New Zealand Universities Law Review and the Auckland University Law Review.  He has previously tutored first year law papers at the University of Auckland.

Lewis Hebden

Lewis graduated with an LLB(Hons)/BA from the University of Auckland in 2021. He received the subject prize in Legal Ethics, the Johnston Foundation Prize in Company Law and a Dean’s Academic Excellence Award. Lewis was admitted to the bar in 2022.


Before joining Shortland Chambers, Lewis worked as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court. He has also worked as a research assistant to legal academics in areas involving human rights, in the Constitutional and Human Rights team at Crown Law and at Simpson Grierson.


Lewis is interested in all areas of litigation, with a particular interest in contractual disputes, company law, tort, human rights and administrative law.

Jacobi Kohu-Morris

Jacobi graduated with an LLB(Hons)/BA from Otago University in 2021. He received various scholarships and prizes, including the Legal Research Foundation’s 'Unpublished Undergraduate Student Paper Award' in 2021. He was admitted to the bar in December 2021.


Before joining Shortland Chambers as a junior, Jacobi was a judge's clerk at the Court of Appeal. He has tutored second-year law students at Otago and at Victoria University of Wellington in the subjects of property law, contract law, legal writing and research. His work has been published in the Australian Federal Law Review.


Jacobi is interested in all areas of litigation, with a particular interest in commercial disputes, property, contracts, administrative law and Māori legal issues.

Pita Roycroft

Pita graduated with an LLB(Hons)/BA from Victoria University of Wellington in 2018. He graduated first in his year, receiving the Victoria Medal for Academic Excellence. Pita was admitted to the bar in December 2019.  


Before joining Shortland Chambers as a Junior, Pita was a Judge’s Clerk at the Supreme Court for Chief Justice Winkelmann and a tutor at Victoria University. He has also worked at Crown Law, the Law Commission, Parliamentary Service, Morris Legal and Russell McVeagh. Pita is interested in all areas of litigation, with a particular interest in tikanga Māori and the law, as well as contract, tort, human rights, trusts, relationship property and administrative law.

Hannah Short

Hannah graduated with an LLB(Hons)/BCom from the University of Otago in 2020.  She received prizes in evidence and resource management law.  Hannah was admitted to the bar in March 2021.


Before joining Shortland Chambers, Hannah worked for two years as a Judges’ Clerk to the Hon Justice Gilbert at the Court of Appeal.  She has worked as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington, where she tutored students in property law, financial accounting, legal writing and research.


Hannah is interested in all areas of litigation, with a particular interest in trusts and equity, criminal law, relationship property, consumer law and torts.

Amy West

Amy completed her LLB(Hons) at the University of Auckland in 2020. She graduated among the top of her cohort, receiving a Dean’s Excellence Award and a Senior Scholar Award. She was admitted to the bar in May 2022.


Before joining Shortland Chambers, Amy worked for two years as a Judge’s Clerk at the Auckland High Court.  She was also employed as a tutor in the Law Faculty at the University of Auckland, teaching Legal Method.


In addition to her law degree, Amy holds a BA(Hons) in English Literature from Christ Church college, University of Oxford, and an MA(Hons) and PhD from the University of Auckland.  Her experience in academic research, writing, editing and teaching informs her approach to litigation practice and legal research.


Amy is interested in all areas of civil litigation, with a particular interest in trusts and equity, relationship property, judicial review and torts.