Junior Barristers

The Bankside Chambers junior barristers are all employed by senior barristers and work assisting on cases under guidance and instruction.

Anjori Mitra

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Anjori Mitra

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Anjori Mitra graduated from the University of Auckland in 2014 with a BA (English and History)/LLB(Hons) and commenced working at Bankside Chambers the same year.  She was admitted in April 2015.

While at University, Anjori worked as a tutor and research assistant at the Faculty of Law, and was awarded summer research scholarships by the Faculties of History and Anthropology.  She volunteered for the Equal Justice Project, a student-run organisation providing pro-bono legal assistance, and interned for the Human Rights Lawyers Association Aotearoa New Zealand.  She was also the editor-in-chief of the Public Interest Law Journal of New Zealand.

Anjori works for Maria Dew and Jason Goodall, on a range of civil, commercial and employment matters.  Anjori has appeared as junior counsel in various courts and tribunals, including the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

 

Augustine Choi

Telephone: 09 307 8780

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Augustine Choi

Telephone: 09 307 8780

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Augustine has worked at Bankside Chambers for the Hon Robert Fisher QC since 2012. He has been involved in diverse civil disputes and regularly assists other members of Chambers. He has appeared as junior counsel in various courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court, the High Court and the Family Court.

Augustine graduated with a BCom(Economics)/LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland. He was co-editor in chief of the Auckland University Law Review and a Senior Scholar in Economics. He was admitted to the bar in 2014. Augustine is fluent in Cantonese and speaks Mandarin.

Danielle Kelly

Telephone: 09 308 0515

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Danielle Kelly

Telephone: 09 308 0515

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Danielle is a barrister employed by Simon Mount, working in areas of civil and criminal litigation and public law. She currently serves as the Assistant Attorney General of Pitcairn Islands, and has experience working in law reform and government roles in Samoa and Tonga. Prior to coming to Bankside, she was a lecturer at the University of Auckland in law and society and law of the South Pacific.

Professional Qualifications

LLB/BSc; LLM (First class honours) (Auckland)

Barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Auckland (2014)

 

Dr Victoria Argyle

Telephone: 09 3666141

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Dr Victoria Argyle

Telephone: 09 3666141

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Dr Victoria Argyle is employed by Andrew Brown QC working in the field of intellectual property.  She studied Law and Chemistry at the University of Otago, graduating with first class honours in Chemistry in 2006 and her LLB and PhD in Chemistry in 2009.  Victoria was admitted to the bar in 2011.

Victoria’s PhD research was in the field of supramolecular chemistry.

Following graduation, Victoria worked at Baldwins Intellectual Property.  In 2015 she qualified as a Patent Attorney in both New Zealand and Australia and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys.  During her time at Baldwins, Victoria specialized in the prosecution of New Zealand and Australian patent applications in the fields of chemistry and life sciences.  She also provided advice on freedom to operate and infringement and patentability issues.

Victoria has written articles on general IP matters and is co-author on scientific journal articles stemming from her PhD research.

Jack Oliver-Hood

Telephone: 09 366 6139

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Jack Oliver-Hood

Telephone: 09 366 6139

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Jack Oliver-Hood studied law and arts at the University of Auckland. He won a range of academic prizes at University, and won the Stout Shield and Greg Everard mooting competitions. Before joining Bankside Chambers as junior to Andrew Brown QC, he worked as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court and then as a Junior at Shortland Chambers. Jack has also been a tutor at the law faculty at the University of Auckland since 2012.

Kate Wiseman

Telephone: 09 307 8781

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Kate Wiseman

Telephone: 09 307 8781

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Kate Wiseman BCom, LLB(Hons), AAMINZ  

Kate has worked at Bankside Chambers for the Honourable Robert Fisher QC since 2010. She has been involved in a wide range of mainly civil disputes, often involving mediation or arbitration. Kate was admitted to the bar in 2015. Since then her main focus has been on helping clients resolve financial family disputes, especially those involving companies and/or trusts.

Kate had 20 years’ business experience before entering the law. She has been a company director, manager, small business owner and exporter.

Kate is a co-author of the LexisNexis Professional Responsibilities chapters on mediators and arbitrators. She is an Associate member of AMINZ (the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand); the NZLS (New Zealand Law Society); and the Family Law Section of the NZLS; and a member of the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association. She is Deputy Chair of the Parnell Community Trust. Kate previously served on a school Board of Trustees and co-founded a heritage society. She has four children.

 

Kelly Zhang

Telephone: 09 3079955

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Kelly Zhang

Telephone: 09 3079955

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Kelly is a junior barrister employed by Kate Davenport QC, Derek Nolan QC, Simon Foote and Rowan Butler  She works on a range of civil, commercial and environmental matters. Prior to joining Bankside Chambers, Kelly worked for 2 years at Buddle Findlay in the environmental and resource management law team.

Kelly graduated from the University of Auckland in 2014 with a BA (Psychology)/ LLB (Hons). She received the Faculty of Law Dean’s Academic Excellence Award and was a Senior Scholar in Arts. Kelly was admitted to the bar in 2015. She is fluent in mandarin.

 

Megan Cucerzan

Telephone: 09 367 6897

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Megan Cucerzan

Telephone: 09 367 6897

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Megan Lim

BA/LLB (Hons)

Megan is a junior barrister employed by Prof David A R Williams QC of Bankside Chambers. Megan has experience with international commercial arbitration and has served as Tribunal Secretary on two ICC construction arbitrations. Megan graduated with Honours in Law from the University of Auckland in 2014, having worked part-time with YouthLaw, the Auckland University Students’ Association (as a student advocate), and the Health and Disability Commissioner while completing her studies.