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Queen’s Counsel Appointments

Thursday 16 May 2002

The Attorney-General Hon Margaret Wilson today announced the appointment of nine new Queen’s Counsel.

They are Andrew Brown, Robert Fardell, Anne Hinton and Peter Woodhouse all of Auckland, Wellingtonians Richard Clarke, George Tanner, Mary Scholtens and Donald Stevens, and Edwin Wylie from Christchurch.

Andrew Brown graduated from Auckland University and was a partner with Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co. He went into practice on his own account in 1998. He specialises in intellectual property and media/advertising law.

A Canterbury University graduate, Robert Fardell spent time as a Crown Counsel with the Crown Law Office. He then joined the partnership of Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co, and went into practice as a barrister sole in 1999. He specialises in commercial litigation.

Anne Hinton graduated from Auckland University and was a partner with Simpson Grierson before starting practice as a barrister sole in 1997. She specialises in matrimonial/relationship property and trust law.

Auckland University graduate Peter Woodhouse was a partner with Glaister Ennor until starting practice as a barrister sole in 1993. Mr Woodhouse has a wide general and commercial practice.

Richard Clarke graduated from Victoria University of Wellington and spent some of his early career in the Parliamentary Counsel Office. He has been a partner with Rudd Watts & Stone and with Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young. Mr Clarke started practice as a barrister sole in 1999, and specialises in public law with an emphasis on legislative drafting and government restructuring.

George Tanner graduated from Victoria University of Wellington and spent some of his early career in the Crown Law Office. He was appointed a Parliamentary Counsel in 1981 and Chief Parliamentary Counsel in 1996.

Mary Scholtens graduated from Victoria University of Wellington and was a Crown Counsel with the Crown Law Office before moving to the independent bar in 1996. She practices principally in the areas of administrative and constitutional law.

Donald Stevens graduated from Victoria University of Wellington and was a partner in Stevens Partners before starting practice as a barrister sole in 1991. He practices principally in the areas of criminal law and torts.

Edwin Wylie graduated from the University of Canterbury and then completed a doctorate at Cambridge University. He was a partner in the firm of Lane Neave Ronaldson before starting practice as a barrister sole in 1991. Mr Wylie practices principally in the areas of administrative and tribunal law.

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