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

Jane Anderson QC

Jane Anderson QC

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

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 QC

Andrew Barker QC

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

Russell Bartlett QC

Russell Bartlett QC

Environmental and Resource Management
Land and Property

David Bigio QC

David Bigio QC

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

John Billington QC

John Billington QC

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 QC

Greg Blanchard QC

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

Bronwyn Carruthers

Bronwyn Carruthers

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

Dr David Cooper

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

Jenny Cooper QC

Jenny Cooper QC

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

John Dixon QC

John Dixon QC

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 QC

Clive Elliott QC

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 QC

Alan Galbraith QC

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 QC

Bruce Gray QC

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

Jack Hodder QC

Jack Hodder QC

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

Bob Hollyman QC

Bob Hollyman QC

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 QC

Stephen Hunter QC

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

Graham Kohler QC

Graham Kohler QC

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

James Little

James Little

Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Insurance
Land and Property
Trusts and Equity
Company

Julian Long

Julian Long

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

Daniel McLellan QC

Daniel McLellan QC

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

Yvonne Mortimer-Wang

Yvonne Mortimer-Wang

Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Criminal, incl Serious Fraud and Proceeds of Crime
Judicial Review and Public Law

Andrew Peat

Andrew Peat

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

Adam Ross QC

Adam Ross QC

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

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

Jack Alexander

Jack recently completed a Master of Laws (First Class Honours) at Cambridge University (on a WM Tapp Studentship and William Georgetti Scholarship). He is interested in all areas of civil litigation. Prior to joining Shortland Chambers, he worked for one and a half years at boutique litigation firm Gilbert/Walker and for two years as a Judge’s Clerk at the Court of Appeal.

Jack graduated from the University of Auckland in 2017 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of (Arts) degrees. He received a Senior Scholarship in Law, a Faculty of Law Dean’s Academic Excellence Award and various subject prizes. More recently he received the Cleary Memorial Prize from the New Zealand Law Foundation.

Jack maintains a keen academic interest in the law. His work has been published in the Law Quarterly Review and in other peer reviewed journals in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

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.

Jane Barrow

Jane graduated with an LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland.  She was admitted to the bar in May 2017.

Before joining Chambers as a Junior, she worked for a tax barrister defending taxpayers in IRD disputes and for a boutique specialist corporate law firm, where she assisted in high-end mergers and acquisitions, regulatory investigations and corporate compliance matters.  Jane is interested in all areas of litigation and dispute resolution, in particular criminal and regulatory law, tax disputes, administrative law and the law of trusts.

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.

Jae Kim

Jae completed his LLB(Hons) at the University of Auckland, receiving a Dean's Academic Excellence Award and various subject prizes. He currently tutors torts at the University.

While at university, Jae was the editor-in-chief of the Auckland University Law Review. He also represented New Zealand at the 2019 Philip C Jessup International Law Moot where the team placed in the top 8 and received various awards for excellence in memorial writing, including for the best respondent memorial in the world.

Prior to joining Shortland Chambers, Jae worked as a Judges' Clerk at the Auckland High Court. He is interested in all areas of litigation, with particular interests in civil and criminal procedure, torts, company and insolvency, and consumer law.

Bridget McLay

Bridget completed her LLB(Hons) at the University of Auckland in 2017.  She graduated first in her cohort, receiving a Dean’s Excellence Award, Senior Scholar Award and the Auckland District Law Society Prize.

Bridget was a Judges’ Clerk at the Court of Appeal for 2017-2018 and was admitted to the bar in September 2018.  She is interested in all areas of litigation, with a particular interest in company and securities law, commercial regulation and torts.

George Morrison

George graduated with an LLB(Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington.  He was admitted to the bar in August 2018.

Before joining Shortland Chambers as a junior, George worked for two years in the litigation department at Bell Gully. He has appeared in the High Court in judicial review, company law and insolvency proceedings. George also has experience and a broad interest in contract, trusts, competition, regulatory and intellectual property disputes.

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 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.