Britomart Chambers welcomes new barrister

Kate Cooper has worked in several law firms in New Zealand and the UK

Britomart Chambers welcomes new barrister

Britomart Chambers has expanded its barrister ranks with the addition of Kate Cooper, reported the New Zealand Law Society.

Cooper has broad experience in reviews and investigations, civil and regulatory litigation, criminal law and commercial crime and employment law. She has worked in New Zealand and the UK and represented individuals and companies in multiple courts, tribunals and mediations.

She began her legal career at Bell Gully in 2009 before relocating to London to practise litigation and international arbitration at Dechert LLP. She eventually returned to New Zealand and gained extensive criminal law experience working as an employed barrister to David Jones KC. As junior counsel for the defence, she represented clients in criminal proceedings before the District Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

She returned to Bell Gully in 2015 and became a senior associate in 2016. As part of the litigation department, she acted in civil, commercial crime and class action proceedings. In 2018, she moved to Bankside Chambers, where she was employed as a junior barrister.

During her stint at Bankside Chambers, she worked on numerous employment investigations and cultural reviews, appeared in civil and regulatory proceedings and employment disputes, and worked as an assistant to the deputy chair of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

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