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

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.

 

Anna Kirk

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Anna Kirk

Anna is a barrister employed by David Williams QC.  Anna has over 10 years’ experience in international arbitration, including 4 years at a major international law firm based in London.  Anna has acted as counsel and as tribunal assistant/secretary in numerous international commercial arbitrations and investment treaty arbitrations.  Anna has written several articles / book chapters on international arbitration and is a contributing author to Williams & Kawharu on Arbitration (2011).

Anna holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge in international law and a BA/LLB(Hons) from the University of Waikato.  Anna is admitted to practice in New Zealand (2000) and in England/Wales (2008).”

 

Augustine Choi

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Augustine Choi

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.

Carmel Walsh

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Carmel Walsh

Carmel was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand in 1993 and a solicitor and solicitor advocate (Higher Courts Civil) in London in 2000/2001.  She was a senior associate at Norton Rose and in 2005 was appointed to the partnership of international firm Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration within the Insurance, Reinsurance, and Accountancy sectors.

Carmel has acted in a number of large scale high profile actions including the SCB fraudulent reinsurance spiral litigation, fraud claims within the captive insurer of a publicly listed telecom company, the dispute over reinsurance cover provided to a Big Six accountancy practice following its collapse and the defence of a US billion dollar claim in negligence against a Big Four accountancy practice.

Carmel is a former contributing author to Informa’s Reinsurance Practice and the Law, and a former secretary and editor of the Negligence and Damages committee of the International Bar Association.  Carmel holds both a New Zealand and English practising certificate.

Carmel has returned to New Zealand with her family and now assists Kate Davenport QC

Danielle Kelly

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Danielle Kelly

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)

 

Jack Oliver-Hood

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Jack Oliver-Hood

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

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Kate Wiseman

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

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Kelly Zhang

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 Lim

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Megan Lim

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.