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Chris Merrick: Cutting your own track

Chris Merrick: Cutting your own track

Chris Merrick Chris Merrick’s tone deepens when he talks about his year of full-immersion learning in te reo Māori. At a cafe close to the South Auckland chambers he shares with four other Māori barristers, including his wife Corrin, he describes the impact of the 2016 course at Te Wānanga Takiura. “It’s changed…
Barristers.Comm establishes Māori and Pasifika internship

Barristers.Comm establishes Māori and Pasifika internship

Professor Mark Hickford and Chris Griggs sign on behalf of Victoria University of Wellington and Barristers.comm Wellington barristers chambers Barristers.Comm has established a partnership with Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law, by offering an annual internship to Māori and Pasifika law students. A signing ceremony in the…
Ian Ross looks back over 50 years in practice

Ian Ross looks back over 50 years in practice

Ian Ross Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in January 1967, Ian Ross recently wound down a long and successful legal career as a consultant for Auckland-based property law firm AlexanderDorrington. His six years there followed its acquisition of Ross & Whitney in 2014. I asked him about his long career…
Clive Elliott QC and the climate change exhibition

Clive Elliott QC and the climate change exhibition

Clive Elliott QC (left) and Professor James Renwick in front of Clive’s painting “The Drain”, the first in the collection, and describing “a filthy urban drain which, sadly, many Wellingtonians will identify with”. Auckland QC Clive Elliott is a passionate advocate for action to address climate change. He is also an…

From the Law Society President Tiana Epati

COVID-19: the potential to thrive in uncertaintyAs this issue of LawTalk is delivered, we are watching the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold around the globe. In New Zealand, our history will record 11.59pm on 25 March 2020 as an historic moment, the exact time our country went into an unprecedented national…
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