11 Chris Finlayson, QC
Former Attorney General and Treaty Minister Chris Finlayson QC’s return to the bar in Auckland where he has joined Bankside Chambers with a view towards handling litigation and arbitration matters, along with iwi issues in their various forms.
His nine years as a Crown Minister and as Attorney General have provided a ready cache from which to draw. Although his last case before entering Parliament involved acting for the Sisters of Mercy in an historic abuse case where he was successful in both the High Court and Court of Appeal., he has doubtless been receiving instructions across the range of areas for which he has expertise.
A wealth of Treaty knowledge, sharp legal brain and wealth of private and public law experience will see him become a central figure o the New Zealand legal landscape, notwithstanding his exit from Parliament.