Bankside Chambers is known as one of the leading sets of chambers in commercial and civil law. Our members act across the full range of commercial and civil disputes, including tort and contract claims, equity and trust disputes, shareholder and director actions, and joint venture and partnership disputes.
Our members are able to advise you on any civil or commercial dispute in any New Zealand court or tribunal. Our members are known for handling high value, complex and cross-border commercial disputes. Clients value the strategic and forensic skills and advocacy of our members. Our members have experience appearing before all courts and tribunals in New Zealand, and a number are also admitted to practice and appear before courts in other jurisdictions including England and Wales, New South Wales, Fiji and the Cook Islands.
In April 2021, following the general election, two people claimed to be Samoa’s Prime Minister: Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi (then-incumbent PM), leader of the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP), and Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, leader of the new Fa’atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi Party (FAST).
On 12 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic. Almost two years later, Aotearoa New Zealand is facing, for the first time, large numbers of Covid-19 cases in the form of the Omicron variant. With Omicron now firmly in our community and with cases continuing to rise, contractual parties are starting to face real difficulties in the performance of their contractual obligations.
We begin the year with the immensely gratifying news that Bankside Chambers has been ranked Band 1 in New Zealand with 15 Bankside barristers receiving rankings.
John Land’s article on the first NZ Supreme Court price fixing decision has now been published in LawTalk.