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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

Item of interest – The Film Industry

March 22, 2019

The Film Industry Working Group Report – There and Back Again?  The Employment Relations (Film Production Work) Amendment Act 2010 (commonly known as the “Hobbit Amendment”) was a controversial legislative development.  The amendment, passed under the Fifth National Government, notably resulted in a legislative shift which confirmed that film production workers are independent contractors, unless […]

Bankside Chambers farewell Hon Sir Ian Barker QC

A dinner was held in honour of Sir Ian Barker QC on the occasion of his retirement from Bankside Chambers as a full member in the Winter Garden at the Northern Club earlier this week. Sir Ian will stay on at Bankside as an Associate Member. The members of Bankside will miss having such a […]