Event Summary: Litigation Committee | Litigation Masterclass: Pleadings

On the 5th of October, 2023, the NZ Asian Lawyers Litigation Committee hosted their first session in the Litigation Masterclass series on pleadings at the Shortland & Fort Centre, sponsored by Tompkins Wake. Expert panellists Brent O’ Callahan and Linda Hui took the audience through a myriad of practical do’s and don’ts, insightful anecdotes, and deep dives on difficult components of drafting…

Event Summary: Lessons for My Younger Self – NZ Asian Lawyers Litigators Committee

On 19 April 2023, The NZ Asian Lawyers Litigators Committee, led by Augustine Choi, hosted a lively panel discussion and social function at Bankside Chambers. Our panelists, Bankside barristers Christine Meechan KC, Julie Ding and Sam Lowery, and moderator Augustine Choi, shared their thoughts on the language, cultural and knowledge barriers often faced by Asian clients and parties when…

Event Summary: Litigators Committee | Informal Gathering

Following the welcoming of Yvonne Mortimer-Wang (Barrister at Shortland Chambers) and Kavita Deobhakta (Litigation Partner at Morgan Coakle) to the New Zealand Asian Lawyers Litigation Committee, the Committee invited Asian litigators to an informal gathering at Shortland Chambers on the 20th October 2022. This event afforded members the opportunity to meet with Augustine Choi (Co-Chair), Yvonne and Kavita to get to…