Junior Barristers

The Bankside Chambers junior barristers are all employed by senior barristers and work assisting on cases under guidance and instruction.

Aidan Cameron

Telephone: 307 9955

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Aidan Cameron

Telephone: 307 9955

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Aidan Cameron is a barrister employed by Kate Davenport QC, Derek Nolan QC, Simon Foote and Rowan Butler.

Prior to joining chambers, Aidan was a Senior Solicitor at Russell McVeagh.  Aidan has experience across a wide range of fields, including commercial disputes, public law litigation, planning, environmental, and public works issues, and te ao Māori.

Aidan has appeared as counsel in various courts, including the Court of Appeal.  Aidan graduated with a BA/LLB from the University of Otago, and was admitted to the bar in 2014.

Recently, Aidan was counsel along with Simon Foote QC for the applicant in Christiansen v Director-General of Health [2020] NZHC 886, where the High Court granted interim orders allowing Mr Christiansen to leave managed isolation to visit his dying father – the first exemption of its kind in New Zealand – and resulting in a Government review of all 24 previous decisions to decline leave on compassionate grounds under the Health Act (Managed Air Arrivals) Order

Carter Pearce

Telephone: 09 307 8782

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Carter Pearce

Telephone: 09 307 8782

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Carter is a barrister employed by Philip Skelton QC and Kelly Quinn.  Carter attended law school at University of Auckland, where in 2015 he won the Stout Shield and the NZLSA national mooting competitions.   In 2016 he represented New Zealand at the Jessup International Law Moot in Washington DC.

Carter works on disputes of all shapes and sizes, including litigation over contracts, construction, employment, insurance, investments, real estate and trusts.  He has appeared in the Court of Appeal, High Court and Employment Court, as well as smaller courts and tribunals.

Recently he appeared in the Christchurch High Court on an application to bring a class action on behalf of up to 3,000 homeowners, who were allegedly induced to settle their earthquake claims for substantially less than they were entitled to, as a result of misleading and deceptive conduct by their insurer.

Danielle Kelly

Telephone: 09 308 0515

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Danielle Kelly

Telephone: 09 308 0515

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Danielle is a barrister employed by Simon Mount, working in areas of civil and criminal litigation and public law. She currently serves as the Assistant Attorney General of Pitcairn Islands, and has experience working in law reform and government roles in Samoa and Tonga. Prior to coming to Bankside, she was a lecturer at the University of Auckland in law and society and law of the South Pacific.

Professional Qualifications

LLB/BSc; LLM (First class honours) (Auckland)

Barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Auckland (2014)

 

Dr Victoria Argyle

Telephone: 09 3666141

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Dr Victoria Argyle

Telephone: 09 3666141

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Dr Victoria Argyle is employed by Andrew Brown QC working in the field of intellectual property.  She studied Law and Chemistry at the University of Otago, graduating with first class honours in Chemistry in 2006 and her LLB and PhD in Chemistry in 2009.  Victoria was admitted to the bar in 2011.

Victoria’s PhD research was in the field of supramolecular chemistry.

Following graduation, Victoria worked at Baldwins Intellectual Property.  In 2015 she qualified as a Patent Attorney in both New Zealand and Australia and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys.  During her time at Baldwins, Victoria specialized in the prosecution of New Zealand and Australian patent applications in the fields of chemistry and life sciences.  She also provided advice on freedom to operate and infringement and patentability issues.

Victoria has written articles on general IP matters and is co-author on scientific journal articles stemming from her PhD research.

Isabelle Boyd

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Isabelle Boyd

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Isabelle is a barrister employed by the Honourable Robert Fisher QC.

Isabelle joined Bankside Chambers in 2018 when she began working as a law clerk for the Hon Robert Fisher QC and Kate Wiseman while she completed her law degree. During this time she was also a regular volunteer at the Auckland Community Law Centre.

Isabelle graduated with her law degree from the University of Auckland in April 2019. She was admitted to the bar in July 2019. Isabelle has assisted in a variety of family disputes, often involving companies and/or trusts.

She is a member of NZBA (the New Zealand Bar Association), NZLS (the New Zealand Law Society) and AWLA (the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association).

 

Kate Cooper

Mobile: 021 083 35931

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Kate Cooper

Mobile: 021 083 35931

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Kate is employed as a barrister by Maria Dew and Jason Goodall.

She has experience in civil litigation, complex commercial litigation, criminal law, and international arbitration.  Prior to joining Chambers, Kate was a Senior Associate at Bell Gully.  She has also worked as a junior barrister to David Jones QC, and as an Associate in the International Arbitration/Commercial Litigation Department at Dechert LLP, London.

Kate holds a BA/LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland, and was admitted to the Bar in 2009.

Kate Wiseman

Telephone: 09 307 8780

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Kate Wiseman

Telephone: 09 307 8780

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Kate Wiseman BCom, LLB(Hons), AAMINZ  

Kate has worked at Bankside Chambers for the Honourable Robert Fisher QC since 2010. She has been involved in a wide range of mainly civil disputes, often involving mediation or arbitration. Kate was admitted to the bar in 2015. Since then her main focus has been on helping clients resolve financial family disputes, especially those involving companies and/or trusts.

Kate had 20 years’ business experience before entering the law. She has been a company director, manager, small business owner and exporter.

Kate is a co-author of the LexisNexis Professional Responsibilities chapters on mediators and arbitrators. She is an Associate member of AMINZ (the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand); the NZLS (New Zealand Law Society); and the Family Law Section of the NZLS; and a member of the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association. She is Deputy Chair of the Parnell Community Trust. Kate previously served on a school Board of Trustees and co-founded a heritage society. She has four children.

 

Tom McKenzie

Telephone: +64 9 886 1474

Mobile: +64 272 183 889

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Tom McKenzie

Telephone: +64 9 886 1474

Mobile: +64 272 183 889

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Tom McKenzie is a barrister employed by Philip Skelton QC and Kelly Quinn.

Tom attended Victoria University of Wellington, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (First Class) and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in French).  He was admitted in June 2016.

Prior to commencing work at Bankside Chambers, Tom worked as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court, and then in the litigation team of a top-tier New Zealand law firm.

Tom has experience working on a wide range of civil and commercial litigation matters, including construction, contractual, competition, tort, property and regulatory disputes.