Practice Areas

Bankside Chambers is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading chambers in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. Our ranks include barristers, arbitrators and mediators known for their legal ability, client-oriented approach, depth of experience and skilled advocacy.

Our members represent major global and New Zealand-based companies, private commercial entities, charities, private individuals and government departments.

Members of Bankside practice in all types of civil, commercial, public and criminal litigation. Bankside Chambers also contains some of New Zealand’s leading international and domestic arbitration advocates and arbitrators, together with many of New Zealand’s leading mediators.


Our members are regularly asked to provide legal opinions to their clients. Our members are available to provide legal advice in any area of law, including on technical aspects of the law, proposed transactions and non-contentious matters. Members will work alongside legal and other professional advisers to deliver commercial, high quality advice that meets the clients' needs.


Bankside Chambers has an international focus with premises in Singapore and a number of members admitted to practice in a number of jurisdictions including Australia (NSW and Victoria), many of the Pacific Islands (the Cook Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu , Kiribati), Asia (Singapore, East Malaysia and Hong Kong), as well as England and Wales. Below is the full list of those overseas jurisdictions in which some of our members are admitted to practice.

Our members frequently advise overseas clients on domestic and international disputes, and appear before foreign courts and tribunals.