LOUISE REED Louise graduated from the University of Auckland in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts (History) and a Bachelor of Laws. She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in October 2004. Louise has practiced in Auckland since being admitted as a barrister and solicitor and has…

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ALEXANDER SHINKARENKO Alex graduated from the University of Auckland with a Law degree in 2010 and was admitted to the bar in June 2011. He has been part of the Southern Cross Chambers since 2009, first as a junior and legal assistant, then as an acolyte and subsequently as a member of the Chambers. Additionally,…

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ADRIENNE WING Adrienne has been practising law since 1994, and joined the independent bar as a Barrister in 2009, on joining Southern Cross Chambers. Adrienne has experience acting for a wide range of clients in the private and public sectors, both for corporates and individuals. She has practised in both New Zealand and Australia, working…

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GEOFFREY WILES Additional Information Areas of Expertise Expand Civil and Commercial Litigation, including Contract and TortsCompany, Insolvency and LiquidationCompetition and Fair TradingDefamation and Media LawInsuranceProperty, Real Estate, Land, Maori LandRelationship Property Disputes and LitigationTrusts, Wills and Estates including Family Protection and Testamentary Promises   Qualifications, Academic Awards and Prizes Expand Qualifications 2004 – 2005, Chairperson…

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ANDREW SWAN Additional Information Areas of Expertise Expand Building and ConstructionCivil and Commercial Litigation, including Contract and TortsCompany, Insolvency and LiquidationEmployment and Workplace Health and SafetyProperty, Real Estate, Land, Maori LandTrusts, Wills and Estates including Family Protection and Testamentary Promises Qualifications, Academic Awards and Prizes Expand Qualifications 1993, Admitted Barrister sole. 1993 – Present, joined…

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TIM REA Tim graduated from Canterbury University with degrees in Arts and Law in 1993 and 1996 respectively.  Since then he has worked in commercial litigation in Auckland, with one year spent working for a Sydney law firm.  Prior to commencing practice as a barrister at Southern Cross Chambers on 1 March 2016, Tim was…

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MARGARET LEWIS Margaret holds degrees from the University of Auckland: Bachelor of Arts (major in Psychology) and Bachelor of Laws and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1985. She has practiced law in the field of civil litigation since that time, based in Auckland. In 2006,…

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ANDREW GILCHRIST Additional Information Areas of Expertise Expand Civil and Commercial Litigation, including Contract and TortsCompany, Insolvency and LiquidationIntellectual Property and Information TechnologyProfessional/Occupational Disciplinary ComplaintsProperty, Real Estate, Land, Maori LandTrusts, Wills and Estates including Family Protection and Testamentary Promises Qualifications, Academic Awards and Prizes Expand Qualifications 1995, Associate of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of…

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HUGH FULTON Prior to commencing practice as a Barrister sole in 1991, Hugh was a partner in a respected law firm for twenty-five years. Additional Information Areas of Expertise Expand Civil and Commercial Litigation, including Contract and TortsEmployment and Workplace Health and SafetyProfessional/Occupational Disciplinary ComplaintsProperty, Real Estate, Land, Maori LandRelationship Property Disputes and LitigationTrusts, Wills…

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CHRIS BAIRD Chris commenced practice as a Barrister Sole in 2001 from Southern Cross Chambers. Chris holds a First Class Honours degree in Law from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch.  He was a Senior Scholar in Law at the University of Canterbury.  Chris was awarded the Canterbury District Law Society’s Gold Medal in Law as…

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