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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

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  

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 […]