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.
Jane Anderson QC
Andrew Barker QC
David Bigio QC
John Billington QC
Greg Blanchard QC
Dr David Cooper
Jenny Cooper QC
John Dixon QC
Clive Elliott QC
Alan Galbraith QC
Bruce Gray QC
Jack Hodder QC
Bob Hollyman QC
Stephen Hunter QC
Graham Kohler QC
Daniel McLellan QC
Stephen Mills QC
Adam Ross QC
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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.
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.
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 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 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.
Jessica Palairet graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts in 2019.
Before joining Shortland Chambers, Jessica worked for two years as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court and was a Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland. While at University, Jessica won several mooting competitions, including the Stout Shield, and represented the University of Auckland at mooting internationally. She also won a number of academic prizes at University.
Jessica has a wide-ranging interest in civil and criminal litigation, with particular interests in public law and emerging technologies.
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.
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.