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Bankside is delighted to announce that Josh Suyker and Nic Lawrence are now barristers sole and members of chambers.

Josh Suyker is a University of Auckland (LLB (Hons), BCom) graduate, and a University of Auckland and Russell McVeagh scholar. He started his career at Russell McVeagh where he worked on a wide range of commercial disputes, including insolvency litigation, regulatory investigations, and contractual disputes. After working at the Office of Human Rights Proceedings, Josh joined Bankside in July 2021 as an Employed Barrister for Sam Lowery.

Josh has experience across a wide range of disputes. His particular expertise includes all manner of commercial and contractual disputes, regulatory investigations and proceedings, including matters involving the Commerce Commission, Financial Markets Authority and Serious Fraud Office; insolvency proceedings; judicial review and human rights proceedings; criminal proceedings, particularly those involving allegations of fraud.

A University of Canterbury (BA, LLB) graduate in 2015, Nic Lawrence became a senior associate in Wynn Williams’ dispute resolution team in 2019. Since 2020 he has juniored for Bob Hollyman KC at Shortland Chambers and Jeremy Johnson here at Bankside. Nic's areas of practice include contract and commercial disputes, financial and securities law, relationship property, trusts and estate disputes, insolvency law, property disputes and judicial review.

Nic has considerable experience in Court, having been lead counsel on a number of multi-day trials in the High Court and Family Court. He is regularly instructed to act on complex, high value and contentious disputes at short notice with clients under considerable pressure. He excels when matters are difficult and a cool head is required.

"Josh and Nic are exemplars of hardworking employed barristers who have been loyal to, and contributed to our chambers," shares Bankside member Lady Deborah Chambers KC. "On behalf of Bankside, we are delighted to have them join as members, bringing with them a varied and impressive skillset."