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Bankside Chambers is very pleased to advise that Michael Morrison has joined its set.

Michael is a highly experienced commercial litigator having gained experience at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts before moving to Baker & McKenzie, London in 2000. Almost five years later Michael returned to New Zealand joining Lowndes Jordan, becoming partner in 2006. In 2007 he became the senior partner heading their commercial and civil litigation teams. 

In 2016, Michael moved on to establish the Auckland office of a top boutique commercial law firm Morrison Mallet (now Morrison Partners Limited), heading their commercial and civil litigation team, before joining Bankside Chambers. Michael has this to say about his move to Bankside, “I have long regarded Bankside as a fabulous set of chambers. I’ve enjoyed working with and against many of the wonderful barristers there. It’s a great privilege to now be joining them. I’ve been very fortunate to work with top people and clients in my old firm and I’m very much looking forward to continuing to work on interesting and complex commercial litigation matters.”

Michael has an impressive track record as a commercial litigator and is noted for being particularly knowledgeable in the areas of contractual disputes, civil fraud, corporate law, joint venture/fiduciary duties, finance and securities, insolvency, professional negligence, trust and property disputes. He has substantial expertise in the primary sector. 

Appearing regularly as senior counsel in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal, Michael also regularly appears before arbitrators and tribunals including representing clients in mediations. His peers are quick to advise “Michael’s outstanding advocacy skills are underpinned by his ability to manage the human relationship dynamics of difficult conflicts. He’s a go-to for tricky situations”.  

Jason Goodall KC notes that “Michael is a very astute commercial lawyer and litigator who displays excellent commercial instincts and knowledge. We’re excited Michael has chosen to join us, knowing his experience further strengthens Bankside’s offerings.”

See Michael's member profile and contact information.