Since 1982 we have provided careful and experienced representation at the highest level in all Courts and Tribunals in New Zealand and elsewhere. Our Members are varied in their experience but are dedicated to achieving the best possible results in the circumstances of each particular case. We are all readily available to clients and our fully serviced offices are open between 8.30am and 5pm each working day of the week.
We are situated in the very centre of the City of Auckland but our Members regularly travel nationwide to Courts situated at a distance for all manner of proceedings. Our members are happy to be contacted 24hrs a day. We cover many areas of legal practice and have a variety of contacts available in areas that may be outside our personal experience. Each member has ready access to the most up to date online case law, annotated legislation.
We welcome your enquiry and you may rest assured you will receive the very best service we are able to offer. Our office is managed by excellent support staff who provide immediate reception and secretarial services for the benefit of the client.
Our collective of experienced legal professionals are here to help you, and have experience and knowledge in all aspects of the New Zealand legal system. Please click the images below to find out more about our members:
Dr Richard Keam
Andrew Speed - Barrister
Mob: 027 437 9832 - Ph: (09)379 8330 - Fax: (09) 379 6433 - PO Box 941 Auckland email@example.com
Admitted to the Bar in 1985. Criminal Defence Barrister for over 25yrs
I offer an uncompromising defence of your interests at whatever level the charge.
My experience is broad and successful ranging from the Court of Appeal, High Court and District Court.
I have been involved in successful acquittals on charges of Murder, Class A, B and C drug trials including Manufacturing and Supply charges and large Electronic Operations, Fraud, Tax, Transport, Customs, Firearms and all manner of criminal prosecutions.
Recent successes in the Court of Appeal include R v Williams (The leading case on Search and Seizure), R v O'Hara, R v Ali'imatafitafi and R v Hill (Leading case on Home Detention as a Sentence).
I prefer Solicitor instructions but am available to take on all categories of legal aid work, however, legal aid is not generally available for cases where imprisonment is unlikely unless there are some complicating factors.
I will meet with you at the earliest opportunity to discuss the conduct of your case and am always available to meet and talk about your case by appointment. I understand that facing a criminal prosecution is a journey into the unknown for many people and their supporters. I will always take time to explain the necessary steps to obtain the fairest and most just result for every client.
My work also includes civil and administrative law cases.
Sue Petricevic - Barrister
Mob: 021 457 887 - Ph: (09) 379-8330 - PO Box 941 Auckland - firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2006 I commenced practise as a lawyer, after having spent many years working as a Forensic Scientist specialising in crime scene examinations, DNA and forensic evidence. Since 2006, as a lawyer, I have worked in the criminal courts on a wide range of cases. I seem to be the only criminal lawyer in New Zealand who has also been a practising forensic scientist, so this gives me a unique ability to quickly review cases and forensic evidence to your benefit.
When I became a lawyer, I spent 8 years as a Crown prosecutor at Meredith Connell. This means that I appeared regularly in the courts on serious criminal matters. After that, I moved to WorkSafe New Zealand as their Principal Advisor – Litigation. I spent 4 years specialising in Health and Safety law, and was involved in over 350 health and safety cases many of which were high profile matters. This included appearing on the High Court’s guideline sentencing decision for health and safety cases.
I then became a Barrister and joined Vulcan Chambers on 1 October 2018 where I am available for instructions for private, regulatory, criminal law and Legal Aid matters. I am also available to appear at Coronial inquests.
Being charged with an offence is a stressful and difficult time. With my background I can assure you of a thorough assessment of the evidence in our case, with attention to the small details that are so easily overlooked before representing you in Court. I look forward to working with you to get the best outcome possible for whatever situation you find yourself.
Mob: 027-209-9179 - Ph: (09)379-8330 - Fax: (09)379-6433 - PO Box 941 Auckland
My principal areas of practice concern are Refugee and General Immigration law. For more information visit our website www.kglaw.co.nz
I have been practicing in these areas for the last two decades with great success.
I am happy to assist you with refugee, protected person, or humanitarian claims at Refugee Status Branch level and at appeal level before the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.
I am also willing to assist you with visitor, student, work, limited, and residence class visa applications. The latter include investor, entrepreneur (including long term business visa). skilled migrant, and partnership categories, I have considerable experience preparing these types of applications at both first instance and on appeal.
Your interests are my paramount concern and I can assure you that I shall provide you with the best professional service I am capable of rendering.
Head of Chambers
I have over 40 years experience in representing defendants. I have always believed that no matter what may be alleged against you there is an entitlement to representation and have someone speak on your behalf, someone who understands your situation and is sympathetic to your needs.
I am comfortable in any jurisdiction and the satisfaction for me is in doing a good job and achieving a fair result. I am not motivated by money and I certainly won't make extra ordinary promises that are unrealistic or impossible.
I look for the challenge and I have the experience and the will to do well for you. I welcome work on Legal Aid which is my preference.
I am but a telephone call away.
Mob: 021 278 7707 - Ph: - (09)379-8330 - Fax: (09) 379 6433 - PO Box 941 Auckland email@example.com
Peter John Kaye. A senior and very experienced legal practitioner specialising particularly in criminal law, practice in most Tribunals and Environmental Law under the Resource Management Act.
Over 30 years of legal practice beginning in Christchurch and then Auckland however regularly travels to cases throughout New Zealand.
Member of the New Zealand Bar Association.
Between 1977 and 1987 was a member of the Crown Solicitor's office at Auckland initially as a staff Solicitor and then for three years as a Partner. In that capacity for the last 7 years of my time with the Crown Solicitor regularly conducted the most serious cases in Auckland and elsewhere on behalf of the Crown.
Between 1987 and 2008 practice as a Defence Counsel again regularly doing offences at the top end of the scale of seriousness including murder and the longer drug trials.
Has regularly conducted cases under the Proceeds of Crimes Act following jury trials and these often involve very large amounts of money and property.
Has appeared on several occasions on Resource Management matters both in the Environment Court jurisdiction and in the jury trial jurisdiction.
Since 1985 has regularly appeared in the Court of Appeal conducting appeals against both conviction and sentence and has been involved in some Supreme Court matters as well.
Has some experience in a variety of other matters and contact in a number of other fields.
Mob: 027-6952-993 - Ph: (09)379-8330 - Fax: (09)379-6433 - PO Box 941 Auckland - firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a qualified lawyer who appreciates the fear and discomfort associated with either facing or bringing legal action whether the circumstances are criminal (including traffic), family, immigration, employment or civil, to name a few. I am here to help.
You are entitled to honest, hardworking and fair Counsel. I am committed to a full and sympathetic understanding of your situation and the vigorous pursuit of the best outcome for you, your family and your interests; anything less is unacceptable.
Success requires constant attention to detail, determination and frankly, natural ability. You will find all of the above in me.
Whether this is your first experience with the law or you are frequently beset with legal action, it makes no difference, you can rest assured you are in capable hands.
I am based in Auckland but make myself available throughout New Zealand by arrangement.
Ph: (09)379-8330 - Fax: (09)379-6433 - PO Box 941 Auckland email@example.com
In the course of over 45 years as a barrister has appeared in a very large number of cases in areas as diverse as franchise agreements, community titles existing within the Torrens title system, misrepresentation on the sale of businesses, actions between financial services providers and the Financial Ombudsman Service, claims for prerogative relief in the Superior Courts of Australia and New Zealand, constitutional law and a specific constitutional case in the Court of Appeal of New Zealand where the Court held it had the power to discharge a criminal indictment because of abuse of process by the executive, a decision that overturned nearly 200 years authority to the contrary, this case subsequently being followed and expressly approved by the House of Lords. Has also argued choice of law/conflict of law issues in appellate courts in a number of leading cases and important issues of insurance law.
Has appeared in arbitrations and mediations over the years often as counsel but frequently as an arbitrator or mediator at the request of the parties rather than from any panel list. Currently specialising in arbitration and is an associate member of The Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of Australia.
I am a barrister & solicitor. That means that I can take direct instructions from you on all of your legal matters and I can hold funds for you on trust.
I practice mainly as a trial lawyer. If you want a will drafted or a property conveyance done then I am probably not for you. If you want an advocate who will argue for you in Court then I am your man.
I have worked in both the civil and criminal jurisdictions. I have worked as a litigator in an civil practice and as a criminal defender in the Public Defence Service. I know how to help you.
I offer direct pragmatic legal advice. I will explain the process and set out the best options available to you. I have many yearsí commercial experience and understand that the best outcome often comes through negotiation and resolution. Prior to practicing law I was a senior engineer.
Whether you have a civil dispute or are defending a charge or pleading guilty. I will ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
I am based in Auckland but I will travel throughout New Zealand to make myself available for you. Whether you come to me as a private client or on legal aid, I am here to help. Contact me now!
Mark Ryan, Barrister Mob: 027-534-3990 - Ph: (09)379-8330 - Fax: (09)379-6433 - PO Box 941 Auckland - firstname.lastname@example.org After a number of years working in the Employment Law team and then leading the Employment Law team at Haigh Lyon I decided to go into business for myself as a Barrister sole specialising in Criminal Law and Employment Law. I joined Vulcan Chambers on 14 December 2007. Prior to joining Haigh Lyon I prosecuted for the Police at the Auckland District Court.I am regularly invited to lecture at Drink Driving seminars and have been recognised as possessing some expertise in this area of the law. In relation to employment Law I represent both employers and employees in all areas of Employment Law.
Mob: 021 410 884 - Ph: (09) 379 8330 - Fax (09) 379 6433 – PO Box 941 Auckland – email@example.com
Former Senior Prosecutor at NZ Police - Prosecutor at Inland Revenue - Defence lawyer at Public Defence Service
Specialties in Criminal, Traffic, Tax evasion and Discharges without conviction
I can offer you an honest assessment of your case and guide you through the necessary steps to get you the best outcome possible. Regardless of whether it requires jury trial, reducing your sentence or seeking diversion, I am here to help.
Drink driving, dangerous driving, careless driving causing injury or death – If you need to defend your traffic charge or simply need to be able to drive, I can give you a realistic assessment and ensure you get the best outcome. Limited licences are also available at the most affordable price.
If you have been charged by Inland Revenue, you need a barrister with experience in dealing with tax matters.
Discharge without conviction
If you cannot afford a conviction, you cannot afford to be without a good criminal lawyer. I have obtained s106 discharges for burglary, theft, drugs and assaults.
If you need to stay conviction free, come see me at the earliest opportunity.
Phone: (09)379-8330 - Mob: 022-137-6902 - Fax: (09)379-6433
PO Box 941 Shortland Street Auckland 1140
Elizabeth is well qualified in law and education. She is a New Zealand Barrister as Dr Elizabeth Gresson (married name) and an Australian Lawyer (Vic) as Dr Elizabeth Grierson (former name). She was admitted to the High Court of New Zealand under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act.
Elizabeth draws from her life experience to bring wisdom and good sense to legal issues. She has a commitment to justice and fair outcomes of any legal problem or dispute.
Elizabeth has significant experience in research, is well published and well known for her lectures and presentations in law and education. As an experienced researcher she is available for legal research for other legal practitioners.
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