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Welcome to Stout Street Chambers

Stout Street Chambers comprises leading practitioners in commercial litigation and public law. Based in Wellington, the capital and legal centre of New Zealand, we provide astute, robust advocacy and intelligent, commercially-focused advice to clients in the public and private sectors.

Mary Scholtens QC

Public and Administrative Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Mediation

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Justin Smith QC

Arbitration, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Companies and Securities Law, Competition Law, Energy Law, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Public and Administrative Law, Equity and Trusts

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Les Taylor QC

Civil and Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Construction Law, Competition Law, Company and Securities Law, Maritime Law, Environment and Local Government Law, Employment Law

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Mark O’Brien QC

Arbitration, Company and Securities Law, Competition Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Insolvency Law, Insurance Law, Energy Law, Internet and Technology Law

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Ian Gordon

Resource Management Law, Environment and Local Government Law, Employment Law, Mediation

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Mike Lennard

Tax Disputes, Tax Litigation, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law

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Dr James Every-Palmer

Competition Law, Economic Regulation, Public and Administrative Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Internet and Technology Law, Equity and Trusts, M?ori and Treaty of Waitangi issues

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Andru Isac

Civil and Commercial Litigation, Public and Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Equity and Trusts, Insurance Law, Insolvency Law, Resource Management Law

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Morgan Slyfield

Resource Management, Environmental and Local Government Law

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Jonathan Orpin

Civil and Commercial Litigation, Company and Securities Law, Equity and Trusts, Insurance Law, Maori and Treaty of Waitangi Issues, Maritime Law, Public and Administrative Law

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Jack Wass

Civil and Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, International Law, Conflict of Laws

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Gareth Richards

Civil and Commercial Litigation, Company and Securities Law, Public and Administrative Law

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Bill Wilson QC

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Professor David McLauchlan

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Professor A T H Smith

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Junior Barristers

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