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.

Alison Mills

Mobile: 021 123 5909

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Alison Mills

Mobile: 021 123 5909

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Alison Mills is employed as a barrister by Simon Mount QC. She recently returned from three years in the Cook Islands as Senior Crown Counsel at the Crown Law Office.  While there, she was a responsible for the prosecution of serious crime, civil and public law litigation as well as the provision of legal advice to all of government particularly in the areas of fisheries, maritime law, international law and environmental law.  She has strong interest in the pacific and the development of the law and legal practice in the area.

Alison has a broad range litigation and legal experience. She has appeared in Tribunals and Courts at all levels both in New Zealand and the Cook Islands.  She commenced her career in 2001 as a Law Clerk in a small law practice that specialised in providing commercial and corporate advice to Māori groups and Treaty of Waitangi litigation. This was followed by time at the Crown Law Office working predominately in public law, including judicial review, immigration and fisheries as well as in the criminal law team.

She has extensive experience in professional regulation, complaints and discipline, as well as privacy and health law. She was legal counsel in the Director of Proceeding’s office at the Health and Disability Commissioner and also established the first in-house legal team for the Medical Council where she provided advice to the Council, professional conduct committees, as well as managing investigations of complaints and prosecutions of doctors for professional misconduct. She also is an experienced Crown Prosecutor.

Prior to completing her law degree, Alison trained and worked in early childhood education.

Professional Qualifications

LLB (Hons) (2003) Victoria University of Wellington

LLM (Hons) (2012) University of Auckland

Certificate in Mediation Practice (Massey University 2017)

Admitted to the Bar (New Zealand) 2003

Admitted to the Bar (Cook Islands)  2015

Awarded the Swarbrick Dixon Prize for first in Legal Systems (2000)

Legal Research Foundation Prize for Law (2000)

 

 

 

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.

Jack Oliver-Hood

Telephone: 09 366 6139

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Jack Oliver-Hood

Telephone: 09 366 6139

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Jack Oliver-Hood studied law and arts at the University of Auckland. He won a range of academic prizes at University, and won the Stout Shield and Greg Everard mooting competitions. Before joining Bankside Chambers as junior to Andrew Brown QC, he worked as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court and then as a Junior at Shortland Chambers. Jack has also been a tutor at the law faculty at the University of Auckland since 2012.

Jovana Nedeljkov

Telephone: 09 886 1095

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Jovana Nedeljkov

Telephone: 09 886 1095

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Jovana Nedeljkov is a barrister employed by Kate Davenport QC, Simon Foote and Rowan Butler.  Jovana has experience working in general civil litigation, arbitration and minor criminal matters. She was a former summer clerk for Sir David Williams QC and summer research scholar for Nina Khouri.

Jovana graduated with an LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland and received the Faculty of Law Dean’s Academic Excellence Award for graduating in the top 10% of her cohort.  She was admitted to the bar in April 2018 and has regularly appeared in both the High Court and District Court since.  While at University, she represented the faculty of law at the Willem C Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna in 2016 and 2017, and at the Australia and New Zealand Air Law Moot (ANZALM) in 2016.  Jovana maintains academic interests in public international law.

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.

 

Michael Greenop

Telephone: 307 8770

Mobile: 029 773 3220

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Michael Greenop

Telephone: 307 8770

Mobile: 029 773 3220

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Employed by Sir David AR Williams KNZM QC, Philip Skelton QC and Kelly Quinn, Michael works as junior counsel in civil litigation matters and assists Sir David in his international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration practices. Michael also serves as Judges’ Clerk to the Cook Islands Court of Appeal. Graduating with a BCom/LLB(Hons) degree from the University of Auckland, he received awards including the Simpson Grierson Employment Law Prize (first in course), the Resolution Institute Scholarship and University Arts Blues. He continues to stay involved with the law faculty as a tutor in contract law and has assisted in the preparation of courses on trial advocacy and appellate advocacy. Prior to joining Bankside Chambers, Michael clerked in the criminal prosecution team at Meredith Connell and the litigation team at Chapman Tripp.

During his tertiary studies, Michael won the Greg Everard moot, the Kiely Thompson Caisley employment law moot, the senior negotiation competition on two occasions, and was a finalist in both the Stout Shield and the John Haigh QC Memorial moot. He has also represented New Zealand and the University of Auckland in international competitions including the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Competition (Washington D.C.) ranking as the world’s third best speaker, the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition (Paris) placing second in the world, the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Competition (Vienna), the ALSA Negotiation Competitions (Sydney & Hobart) ranking first in Australasia following the general rounds, the Australia-New Zealand Aviation Law Moot (Brisbane) and the Sarin-Leiden International Aviation Law Moot (Jakarta).

As a founding member of Young AMINZ, Michael’s interest in alternative dispute resolution continues to develop. Most recently, he was invited to speak at the annual AMINZ conference, assisted in the preparation of the second edition of Williams & Kawharu on Arbitration and completed his mediator accreditation training with the Resolution Institute. Michael is working towards co-authoring a book on mediation with Warren Sowerby.

Natalie Koch

Telephone: 09 307 9907

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Natalie Koch

Telephone: 09 307 9907

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Natalie Koch is a barrister employed by Sir David Williams QC in the field of international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration.

Natalie acts as Tribunal Secretary and/or assistant in commercial, investment-treaty, and state-state international arbitrations. Natalie has experience with disputes involving the energy sector, joint ventures, investment projects, construction, commercial contracts, and misrepresentation.

Natalie graduated with a LLB (Hons) / BA from the University of Auckland and was admitted to the bar in 2017.

Sam Jeffs

Telephone: 09 973 0272

Mobile: 021 114 4669

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Sam Jeffs

Telephone: 09 973 0272

Mobile: 021 114 4669

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Sam Jeffs is a barrister employed by Sir David Williams QC, Philip Skelton QC and Kelly Quinn.  Sam advises and acts for parties in a wide range of commercial and civil disputes, often arising from contracts, joint ventures, shareholdings, construction projects, trusts and estates, and employment relationships.  Sam has appeared in a number of courts, including successfully in the Supreme Court, and various specialist tribunals.  He also regularly assists arbitral tribunals hearing large and complex international commercial disputes.

Sam graduated from Oxford with a BCL (Distinction) and the University of Auckland with BA/LLB(Hons) degrees, where he was a Senior Scholar for both Law and Arts.  Sam won the Stout Shield mooting competition at Auckland, as well as the national competitions for mooting and witness examination.  He represented New Zealand at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot in Washington, DC.  Sam was also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Auckland University Law Review.

Selwyn Coles

Mobile: 027 274 4181

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Selwyn Coles

Mobile: 027 274 4181

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Selwyn Coles is a barrister employed by Lady Deborah Chambers QC and the Hon Paul Heath QC.  He joined Bankside Chambers after two years working at the Auckland High Court as a Judges’ Clerk, under Edwards and Jagose JJ and Sargisson AJ.

Selwyn holds a BA/LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland, receiving the Law Dean’s Academic Excellence Award for graduating in the top 10 percent of his cohort. He was admitted to the bar in 2018. Maintaining a strong academic interest, Selwyn continues to tutor in public law and has five published articles in law and legal policy.

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.