Kate Sheppard Chambers boosts ranks with new barrister

Genevieve Haszard brings over 21 years of litigation experience in Australia and NZ to the table

Kate Sheppard Chambers boosts ranks with new barrister
Genevieve Haszard

Kate Sheppard Chambers has bolstered its barrister ranks with the addition of Genevieve Haszard, reported the New Zealand Law Society.

Haszard has over 21 years of litigation experience gleaned from her work in private practice and as a barrister sole in New Zealand and Australia. She has broad expertise in criminal and civil litigation, with a particular focus on appeals, relationship property disputes, criminal defence work and coroner’s inquests.

Moreover, she has represented clients in matters involving inquisitorial and adversarial processes before the Tenancy Tribunal, the Employment Relations Authority, the Teachers’ Disciplinary Tribunal, the Employment Court, Coroner’s Court, the District Court and the High Court.

Haszard is a certified criminal PAL1 lawyer − a legal aid provider for criminal matters − and a senior lawyer of the legal assistance panel of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, a royal commission tasked to inquire into allegations of abuse in state care and faith-based institutions between 1950 and 2000.

Aside from her legal work, she has served on several not-for-profit boards, including the Restorative Justice Trust, Tatai Ora, and the Whanganui Collegiate Trust Board, over the last 11 years. She is also a contributor to the New Zealand Bar Association publication At the Bar.

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