Public law expert Andrew Butler will move to the independent bar and join Wellington's Thorndon Chambers in September 2018.
Dr Butler was a senior lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington from 1991 to 1999 when he joined the Crown Law Office as Crown Counsel. He left in 2005 to join Russell McVeagh, where he became a partner in 2007.
He has appeared regularly in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and has been chair of the New Zealand Law Foundation since 2013 and convenor of the New Zealand Law Society's Human Rights and Privacy Committee.
Dr Butler is also General Editor of Equity and Trusts in New Zealand, 2nd edition (Thomson Reuters New Zealand Ltd) and co-author of New Zealand Bill of Rights Act: A Commentary, 2nd edition (LexisNexis NZ Ltd), co-author of A Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand (Victoria University Press) and Toward Democratic Renewal (Victoria University Press).