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

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

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

Honor Lanham

Honor Lanham

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

James Little

James Little

Banking, Securities, Tax and Financial Regulation
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Insurance
Land and Property
Trusts and Equity

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

Stephen Mills QC

Stephen Mills QC

Building and Construction
Competition and Fair Trading
Contract, Civil, Government and Commercial Disputes
Defamation and Media
Judicial Review and Public Law

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

Yvonne Wang

Yvonne Wang

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

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

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.

Jordan Grimmer

Jordan Grimmer graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts.

Before joining Shortland Chambers as a junior barrister, he worked for two years as a judges’ clerk at Auckland High Court.  During that period, Jordan also provided assistance to the High Court of the Cook Islands.  Jordan has a wide-ranging interest in civil and criminal litigation, and is particularly interested in trusts and administrative law.  He currently tutors equity at the University of Auckland Law School.

Rayhan Langdana

Rayhan graduated from the University of Auckland with an LLB(Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (in History and Politics). He was admitted to the bar in August 2017. Rayhan has appeared in the High Court on matters relating to contract and intellectual property law, and has provided advice on a range of issues including contract, consumer, privacy, and intellectual property law.

Prior to joining Shortland Chambers, Rayhan worked in the Litigation team at Russell McVeagh and was seconded to work as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court. He has also tutored Jurisprudence at the University of Auckland. While at University, Rayhan spent two years leading the Equal Justice Project (a non-partisan pro bono charity).

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.

Tiaan Nelson

Tiaan worked as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court for two years prior to joining Shortland Chambers as a Junior Barrister.  He has broad interests across civil and criminal litigation, and is particularly interested in equity and trusts, torts, and company and consumer law.  He currently tutors torts at the University of Auckland.

Tiaan graduated from the University of Auckland with LLB(Hons) and BCom degrees in 2017.  He received Senior Scholar Awards in both Law and Economics and a Dean’s Academic Excellence Award in Law, as well as several subject prizes.

While at University, Tiaan won the Stout Shield and other mooting competitions.  He also represented New Zealand at the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot in Washington, DC, where the team received a prize for best applicant team in the world.

Jessica Storey

Jessica Storey graduated from the University of Auckland in May 2017 with an LLB(Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts in French and Politics and International Relations.  She was admitted to the bar in May 2018.

Before joining Shortland Chambers, Jessica was a Judges’ Clerk at the High Court in Auckland and tutored Public Law at the University of Auckland.  While studying she served on the governing board of the University of Auckland and reached the semi-finals of the World Universities Debating Championships.

Jessica has a broad interest in both civil and criminal litigation, with a particular interest in contract, company and administrative law.