Welcome to Bankside Chambers

Bankside Chambers is New Zealand’s preeminent collective of independent barristers, delivering superior expertise across diverse specialist areas.

Unlike a traditional legal firm or partnership model, Bankside Chambers members practise separately under the Bankside Chambers brand. While a prestigious address provides a shared professional environment, each member retains self-contained offices, IT and information storage to ensure optimum confidentiality for every client.

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Recent News

Te reo Māori in our Courts

October 12, 2018

Aiden Cameron, a barrister employed  at Bankside Chambers by Kate Davenport QC ran an informative Brown paper bag lunch this week on te reo Maori in our courts. See the full presentation here  

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Items of Interest – Justice Whata’s Landmark Sentencing Decision:

October 10, 2018

Justice Whata’s Landmark Sentencing Decision:  The recent decision of Justice Whata in Solicitor-General v Heta [2018] NZHC 2453 represents a substantial turning point in sentencing policy and has the potential to drastically alter incarceration rates in New Zealand, in particular, the over-representation of Māori in our corrections system. The High Court affirmed that judges have […]

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