Five new members have joined Walker Street Chambers in Christchurch. Walker Street Chambers is a set of independent barristers whose members represent clients in Court proceedings at all levels throughout New Zealand.
Jessica Campbell has joined Walker Street Chambers as an employed barrister specialising in criminal law. Jessica has worked for the Public Defence Service in both Christchurch and Manukau. She brings with her a passion for defence work and a commitment to ensuring her clients receive thorough and efficient legal representation.
Arabella Jarman has joined Walker Street Chambers as an employed barrister specialising in family and criminal law. Bella initially worked as an employed barrister at Clarendon Chambers for His Honour Judge Greig, prior to his appointment to the bench. Bella brings with her a keen interest in the law and assisting her clients.
Dr Rhonda Powell TEP practises in the law of trusts, estates, relationship property and adult incapacity. She was previously a Senior Lecturer in law at the University of Canterbury and has worked for distinguished law firms overseas. Rhonda is a fully qualified member of STEP, the peak international body for trusts & estates practitioners. She offers consultancy to firms as well as advocacy.
Tui Scott has joined Walker Street Chambers as an employed barrister. Tui’s practice areas are family and criminal law, with particular expertise in care of children, Oranga Tamariki, and family violence matters. She is an approved Legal Aid provider and the Secretary of the Christchurch Family Courts Association.
Hans van der Wal is a resource management, environmental and local government law specialist. He acts for private clients in enforcement and contentious resource consent, plan-related or other regulatory matters and for insurers in environmental statutory liability claims. Hans has worked with the Resource Management Act since 1996, first as a council officer, then, following his admission in 2003, as an in-house council lawyer, and since 2008 in private practice.