Bankside Chambers Junior Barrister Anjori Mitra wins writing prize

Anjori Mitra (junior barrister at Bankside Chambers) was a joint recipient of the Auckland District Law Society prize for best contribution to the inaugural issue of the New Zealand Women’s Law Journal – Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine.  Her article includes a comprehensive analysis of aspects of international human rights law and Anjori was particularly commended for her thorough research.  Anjori works for Maria Dew and Jason Goodall.

The NZWLJ is the only academic publication solely dedicated to publishing and supporting the work of women lawyers in New Zealand.  The first issue contains a range of articles and commentaries on domestic and international legal issues concerning women, including paid parental leave, domestic violence, women and Tikanga Māori and relationship property.  It also includes some timely comments about women in the legal profession from Chief Justice Sian Elias, Justice Susan Glazebrook, Deputy Chief Judge Caren Fox, NZLS president Kathryn Beck and Bankside Chambers member Lady Deborah Chambers QC.  Lady Deborah is also on the Advisory Board of the NZWLJ, alongside Bankside member Kate Davenport QC and a number of other senior practitioners and members of the judiciary.  The inaugural issue of the NZWLJ is available online here: http://www.womenslawjournal.co.nz/the-journal/