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.
Lucy graduated from Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington in 2019 with an LLB(Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and International Relations) and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in March 2021. Prior to joining chambers, Lucy was a Judge’s Clerk at Te Kōti Pīra o Aotearoa | the Court of Appeal, where she worked on a range of civil and criminal matters. She was then a solicitor at Meredith Connell, where she worked on civil and regulatory litigation and acted for the Crown in criminal proceedings.
During her studies, Lucy was a Law Clerk at Te Aka Matua o te Ture | the New Zealand Law Commission, where she worked on the review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976. She also worked at Providence Law Asia, a boutique litigation and international arbitration firm in Singapore, as an International Law Clerk and recipient of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia. Lucy was also formerly a Teaching Fellow, Tutor, and Research Assistant at Te Herenga Waka. Lucy is particularly interested in consumer protection and the intersection between law and economics.
Siobhan graduated from Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington in 2020 with an LLB(Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in December 2021. Before joining Chambers, Siobhan was a Judge’s Clerk at Te Kōti Matua | High Court of for six months and then at Te Kōti Pīra | Court of Appeal for two years. While studying, Siobhan was a summer clerk at Chapman Tripp and worked part-time at Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law.
Siobhan has a broad interest in many areas of civil litigation, with a particular interest in public and contract law. She was formerly a public law tutor at Victoria University of Wellington and she wrote about standing to sue for declarations of inconsistency under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 for her Honours thesis. Siobhan was formerly a Teaching Fellow and Tutor at Victoria University of Wellington.