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Thorndon Chambers

Dispute Resolution

2 ranked barristersBand 2New ZealandAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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Thorndon Chambers is an established Wellington set whose 17 barristers collectively cover a broad spectrum of public, commercial and international issues, appearing not only in proceedings before New Zealand courts and tribunals, but also in cross-border arbitrations and in high-profile official inquiries. One interviewee speaks of the set's "very good reputation as a prestigious chambers" and of "the high-quality service it provides to its clients." Another, who has "a longstanding association with the chambers," reports: "They tend to have barristers who are useful in the areas where we need them and I have always had great service and great results." Finance manager Lynn Jamieson is a key chambers contact.

Jack Hodder QC is one of New Zealand's most respected litigators, and interviewees variously describe him as "very highly regarded in general commercial litigation and competition law" and as New Zealand's "pre-eminent appellate lawyer - no question." A veteran with more than 600 superior court cases over the course of his career, including regulatory and constitutional issues, he has also appeared frequently as an arbitration counsel.

Although Victoria Heine QC has only been practising at the independent Bar since 2018, sources are quick to emphasise that this "exceptionally able litigator" is "attracting some very good work" and "starting to get a lot of support" in the market. She acts across a varied range of contractual, equity and infrastructure-related issues for both public and private sector entities, and for individual litigants.

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Silks (QC)

New Zealand

Dispute Resolution: The Bar


Jack Hodder QC
Band 1
Victoria Heine QC
New Silks