Monique van Alphen Fyfe
Monique graduated with a BArch(hons) and practised as a registered architect at Athfield Architects prior to diverting her career to law. She graduated with an LLB(Hons) in 2016 from Victoria University of Wellington, where she was the editor-in-chief of Victoria University's Law Review. She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2017. Prior to joining chambers, she was a judges’ clerk at the High Court of New Zealand / Te Kōti Matua o Aotearoa, and Assistant Crown Counsel in the Constitutional and Human Rights team at the Crown Law Office / Te Tari Ture o te Karauna. She has appeared in the Waitangi Tribunal, the District Court and all levels of the superior courts.
Monique is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of the New Zealand Women’s Law Journal – Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine, an adjunct lecturer in property law at Victoria University, and a member of the NZLS Wellington Branch Council. Her publications include articles on Māori land law and legal history, and a co-authored chapter in the forthcoming book International Law: A New Zealand Perspective. She continues to develop her interests in criminal, property and international law, environmental and indigenous legal issues, and legal history.
Eve graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2017 with an LLB(Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (French and International Relations). She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2018. Prior to joining chambers in August 2020, Eve worked for two and half years as a solicitor at Bell Gully in the public law team, where she advised a number of government agencies, including in relation to their procurement processes and the development of regulations. She also worked with the Bell Gully corporate department, providing regulatory input for their transactional work. Eve completed a secondment to PHARMAC in 2019.
Eve has a particular interest in public law and international law, but has an interest in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation, as well as criminal law.
In 2020 Eve coached the Victoria University of Wellington Vis Moot team. Eve has published articles in the Oxford International Organizations Database, the New Zealand Journal of International and Public Law and the Yearbook of International Investment Law and Policy. She has also written a chapter (co-authored with Dr Fiti Sinclair) for the forthcoming text International Law in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Kate graduated from the University of Auckland in 2018 with an LLB(Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (History). She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2018. Prior to joining chambers in March 2021, Kate spent three years as a solicitor and Crown prosecutor at Meredith Connell, where she acted in regulatory and civil proceedings for various government agencies. As a Crown prosecutor, Kate conducted jury trials on behalf of the Crown as both sole and junior counsel and acted for the Police in appeals to the High Court.
Kate has an interest in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation, public and administrative law, and criminal law. She was formerly a graduate teaching assistant in Public Law at the University of Auckland, and in 2019, she co-authored an article on the Sexual Violence Pilot Court, which was published in the New Zealand Women’s Law Journal – Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine.