Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

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.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Teachers Strike: Nationwide Rallies And Marches

Teachers and principals voted for a full day strike to be held on 15 August to send a strong message to the Government that the current collective agreement offers from the Ministry of Education would not fix the crisis in teaching.

"There needs to be better investment in education so every child can reach their potential and we have enough teachers for every class", said NZEI Te Riu Roa lead principal negotiator Louise Green. More>>

 

Wellington.Scoop: City Council Ends Its Support For Jackson’s Movie Museum

The Wellington City Council and the Movie Museum Limited have today announced a mutually-agreed parting of the ways for a joint project between the Council’s Convention Centre and TMML’s Movie Museum... Both parties remain optimistic for the future of their respective projects. More>>

Pay Equity: Historic Settlement For Education Support Workers

The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) and the Ministry of Education today signed Terms of Settlement to address a pay equity claim for 329 support workers who work with very young children in early childhood and primary schools. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Stereotypes About Jacinda Ardern

Routinely, female politicians get depicted as either show ponies or battle axes, with little room for anything else in between. .. More>>

Weekend Interviews: "Discriminatory And Racist" Aussie Deportations

The former president of Australia’s Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs says deportations have risen dramatically in Australia since 2014 when ministers and ministerial delegates were given the power to cancel visas - and half of those being deported are New Zealanders. "These are massive numbers, actually escalating dramatically."... More>>

ALSO:

Legal Challenge: Prisoner Has 9 Boxes Of Documents Seized

Human rights organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa says a prisoner they advocate for has had 9 boxes of legal documents seized from him just days before his case against the Department of Corrections was to be heard. More>>

Single-Use Plastic Bags: Govt To Phase Them Out

Single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out over the next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Lesser Politicians: ACT Conference Promises Fewer Politicians

Party Leader David Seymour today revealed his Smaller Government Bill which will reduce the size of Parliament to 100 MPs, limit the size of the Executive to 20 Ministers, and remove the Maori seats. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages