Celebrating our 25th Anniversary in 2021

We are proud to celebrate our 25th anniversary as Lambton Chambers in 2021. Lambton Chambers was established in 1996 by David Collins (now the Honourable Justice Collins of the Court of Appeal), Pam Davidson and John Morrison. Since then, it has steadily grown in number from its founding three members, and now comprises 16 barristers [...]

2021-09-02T11:09:37+00:00Chambers News|

Ian Carter appointed District Court Judge

We would like to congratulate Ian Carter on his appointment as a District Court Judge. Ian has had a long and illustrious career appearing as counsel in most of the current leading New Zealand cases in the higher courts, in the areas of immigration, refugee and human rights protection. Admitted in 1981, Ian initially worked as [...]

2021-04-08T12:47:08+00:00Chambers News|

What is a ‘Gift’ for the purposes of Section LD1?

Two recent appeal decisions provide some illumination The Court of Appeal recently issued the decisions of Commissioner of Inland Revenue v Roberts and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Trust Board and Coward v Commissioner of Inland Revenue. Both concerned the question of whether particular transactions (to use a neutral term) between the taxpayers [...]

2020-10-15T19:05:58+00:00Chambers News, Pam Davidson, Taxes|

Lambton Chambers welcomes John Goddard as member of chambers

We welcome John Goddard as a member of Lambton Chambers. John specialises in employment and insurance law. He has extensive experience of dealing with Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquake claims and a full range of employment issues and has represented parties in a large number of mediations. John has also appeared in long-running litigation before [...]

2020-04-14T12:42:09+00:00Chambers News|

Mediating by internet – a beginner’s guide

This article was originally published on 19 March 2020, at the start of restrictions in New Zealand relating to COVID-19. Shortly after it was written, in March and April 2020, meeting by Zoom rapidly became familiar across most professional and commercial situations. Many mediations have now been conducted by Zoom. Zoom’s functionality has been [...]

2020-11-19T16:08:31+00:00Chambers News, Mediation, Toby Gee|

Lambton Chambers welcomes new members

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. [...]

2019-11-25T12:58:48+00:00Chambers News|

Some sad news

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.

2019-10-03T08:34:45+00:00Chambers News|

Lambton Chambers welcomes Debra Angus as Member of Chambers

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 [...]

2019-10-31T09:17:51+00:00Chambers News|

Pam Davidson appointed as Trustee for the Todd Foundation

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 [...]

2020-10-15T18:52:18+00:00Chambers News, Pam Davidson|
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