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Four new members of Richmond Chambers

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Four new members have joined Auckland’s Richmond Chambers.

Raynor Asher QC has resumed practice at the bar as an arbitrator and mediator, and providing opinions and advice. Mr Asher was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1992 and was appointed to the High Court bench in 2005 and the Court of Appeal in 2016. He retired from the bench in March 2019.

Rachael Woods is an experienced civil and criminal litigator, and has significant experience in defending regulatory prosecutions. Before joining the chambers she spent five years at a boutique insurance law firm where he focus was predominately on professional indemnity matters.

Lara Steel has broad civil, criminal and regulatory experience and joins as a full member having formerly been Richmond Chambers’ first junior barrister.

Rob Towner has over 35 years’ experience as an employment lawyer, most recently as a partner for 20 years at Bell Gully. Before that, he was at Russell McVeagh for 20 years.  He advises and acts on both contentious and commercial employment issues.

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