Barristers

Junior Barristers

Tiho Mijatov (standing left)

Tiho graduated from the University of Otago in 2014 with LLB (Hons) (First Class).  He came first in his class in subjects including criminal law, advanced public law, and energy law.  His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals in New Zealand, Australia and Canada.  He is a member of the New Zealand Law Society's ACC Law Reform Committee, and is a junior barrister Council representative for the New Zealand Bar Association. 

Tiho was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2014.  Before joining chambers, Tiho worked as a law clerk in Dunedin, as a summer clerk at Russell McVeagh in Auckland, and as a judge's clerk at the Court of Appeal in Wellington.  As a result of that wide experience he is interested in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation, especially criminal appeals, resource management, contract, competition, and judicial review.  Tiho has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court.

 

Duncan Ballinger (standing right)

Duncan completed his LLB(Hons) and Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) degrees at the University of Canterbury in 2014.  He was awarded a University Prize in Law, and prizes for first in the law of torts and commercial law.  He spent six months studying law on an exchange programme at the University of Nottingham.

Duncan was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2015.  He previously worked as a judge's clerk at the Court of appeal, a summer clerk at Russell McVeagh in Wellington, and a volunteer law clerk at Community Law Canterbury.  He has a particular interest in public and administrative law, environmental and resource management law, criminal law and medical law.