Yesterday I was involved in a commercial mediation in which the mediator, the parties and their lawyers were in five separate locations in New Zealand and Australia. Each party was physically in a different location from its lawyers. Each team of lawyers sat together in its office. The mediation was conducted over the internet. [...]
We are delighted to welcome four new barristers as members of Lambton Chambers: Ian Carter, Felix Geiringer, Tanya Kennedy and James Mahuta-Coyle. Ian, Felix, Tanya and James between them bring a wealth of expertise in a wide variety of areas, which complement the fields of law already spanned by the existing members of Chambers. [...]
We are shocked and saddened by the death of our long-time office administrator Joy Patchett, on 30 September 2019. Joy was central to the administration and management of Chambers for almost a decade. She will be much missed.
We welcome Debra Angus as a member of Lambton Chambers. Debra has over 20 years-experience practising at the heart of the parliamentary and public sector and held appointment as the Deputy Clerk of the New Zealand House of Representatives until 2015. Debra has advised on a wide range of public law and regulatory issues [...]
We warmly congratulate Kenneth Johnston QC on his appointment as an Associate High Court Judge. Ken has been in Lambton Chambers since 1997, soon after it was founded. Before moving to the independent bar he had been National Managing Partner of Rudd Watts & Stone. He has had a long and distinguished career at the [...]
We congratulate Pam Davidson on her recent appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Todd Foundation. The Todd Foundation is a charitable and philanthropic foundation established by the Todd family. It aims to provide funding and support to organisations and projects in Aotearoa New Zealand that add to the Foundation’s vision of inclusive communities [...]
We welcome Toby Gee as a member of Lambton Chambers. Toby practised as a civil barrister in London for 20 years, before moving to New Zealand at the end of 2013. He was then employed as special counsel in leading national law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts for some three years before returning to independent practice as a [...]
Kenneth Johnston is one of three Wellington barristers and one professor to be awarded the rank of Queen’s Counsel in 2016. This ancient honour reflects a recognition by the Attorney General that a lawyer has excelled at the highest level of law, and is suitable to undertake the most important and complex litigation before the [...]