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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

INSOL International Special Report

July 31, 2020

In this article, recently published as a Special Report by INSOL International, Hon Paul Heath QC and Dr Anna Kirk explore the use of arbitration to resolve insolvency-related disputes. Having analysed case law from various jurisdictions, they conclude that many insolvency-related disputes are amendable to resolution by arbitration. This is consistent with the underlying public […]

UK Supreme Court decision on “reflective loss” in company law

July 20, 2020

In mid-July 2020, the United Kingdom Supreme Court delivered an important decision on what is called the “reflective loss” principle in company law. This controversial principle says that where a company suffers loss as a result of a wrong, a shareholder cannot bring proceedings for the diminution in the value of its shares resulting from […]