Sangro Chambers
A group of independent, like-minded barristers with in-depth litigation experience at top-tier firms who lead in their specialist areas. The chambers takes its name from a place symbolising courage and sacrifice for freedom and the rule of law.

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William Akel

LLB(Hons), MJur, BCL(Oxon)

Barrister

William has extensive experience in diverse areas of dispute resolution, and has been counsel in numerous high-profile cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court.

His a recognised expert in corporate and personal reputation management and defamation, and is one of New Zealand’s foremost media lawyers.

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Jane Glover

BA/LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons)

Barrister

Jane is a recognised expert in intellectual property, but also acts in relation to a wide range of civil and commercial disputes. She has worked at leading firms in New Zealand and London, and has appeared in the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the District Court, and in specialist tribunals such as the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ).

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Earl Gray

BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM(Cantab)

Barrister

Earl is a New Zealand independent barrister specialising in disputes and advisory covering all aspects of intellectual property and related fields.

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Katherine Anderson

BA/LLB(Hons)

Barrister

Katherine advises on matters where law, policy and governance intersect, including: sound decision-making processes, legislative reform, and human rights.  

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Kirsten Hagan

BA/LLB (Hons)

Barrister

Kirsten is an independent barrister with extensive public law, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and machinery of government experience. Kirsten is a regular presenter alongside industry experts on the Treaty, Tikanga, engaging with Māori and policy.

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Ruth Thomas

BA/LLB (Hons, First Class)

Barrister

Ruth is a barrister with expertise in courtroom advocacy, criminal law, medico-legal, inquiry work and is an experienced trainer.

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"Those who do not live under the rule of law cannot be truly free, and there can be no democracy save under the rule of law" –
Tipping J, R v Hansen, NZSC

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