Human Rights

Britomart Chambers boasts some of New Zealand’s top human rights practitioners and includes a number of members with human rights expertise.

Paul Rishworth QC, Marc Corlett QC and Michael Heron QC in particular have acted on a number of high-profile human rights cases, covering topics including the right to die, prisoner voting rights and hate speech.

Human rights are at the heart of our justice system. We are not only experts in human rights issues and how they operate in an ever-changing world, we are passionate about ensuring that they provide real and meaningful protection in your everyday life.

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Maria leads complex legal matters with a focus on employment law, professional misconduct and human rights. Her practice spans advocacy in the Courts, instructions as independent counsel in reviews and investigations and mediation.

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Marc is an experienced trial lawyer with a broad practice that includes general, civil and commercial disputes; civil and criminal regulatory proceedings; fraud, money laundering, proceeds of crime and other criminal prosecutions and applications.

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Michael Heron QC is a leading QC in commercial and regulatory litigation and arbitrations. He is one of New Zealand’s leading QCs and is a trusted legal advisor to New Zealand businesses, government entities, and public bodies.

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Paul’s expertise is in public law and judicial review, with a focus on human rights and medico-legal issues.

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Charlotte has experience in a wide variety of legal matters, including contractual and tortious disputes, human rights issues, regulatory and criminal matters, and injunction proceedings.

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