Susan Hughes QC

BA LLB G.Dip Bus Studs M.Mgt

Civil, Criminal Litigation and Arbitration

Susan’s practice is extremely diverse. Courts she has appeared in include the District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Employment Court, Maori Land Court, Maori Appeal Court and the Environment Court.

Sarah Ongley - Environmental Law - Bank Chmabers

Sarah Ongley

LLB (Hons)

Environmental and Local Government Law

Sarah has over 20 years experience in environmental and local government law. Sarah has held senior roles in central and local government, in a large energy company and in private practice.

Her special areas of interest include freshwater, aquatic habitat and indigenous biodiversity. Sarah appears regularly at local authority hearings, as well as before the Environment Court, High Court, Boards of Inquiry and the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

Murray Cochrane

BA LLB Postgraduate Diploma in Child Advocacy (Dist.)

Family Law & Mediation

Murray has been a lawyer for over 40 years. For most of that time he was a partner in a New Plymouth law firm. As a barrister he now predominantly deals with cases involving relationship property and the care and contact of children. Murray also enjoys mediating an ever expanding range of matters.

Murray Cochrane - Family Law - Bank Chambers

Andrew Laurenson


Criminal, Civil, Employment Law and HSE

Andrew was a partner at Govett Quilliam from 1998 until 2020 and is now a Barrister at Bank Chambers, specialising in criminal, civil, employment and HSE litigation. He regularly appears in the Employment Relations Authority for both mediation and investigations.