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Parole and Prisoner Rights Law Committee

The Law Association Parole and Prisoner Rights Law Committee is made up of members of the criminal defence bar and is hard at work covering important issues that are impacting prisoners and their access to justice across New Zealand.

Recent projects include:

  • Investigating how effectively the Department of Corrections and Parole Board are meeting their duties to prisoners and how that may affect their eligibility for parole.
  • Sending multiple OIA requests to determine the full state of parole in New Zealand.
  • Preparing CPD seminars to further educate The Law Association members on how to get involved in practising parole law.
  • Working collaboratively with our Wellington counterparts to reflect that Parole is a national issue.
  • Covering issues that impact prisoners after conviction to ensure their rights continue to be met.

Given that parole work is a specialist area of practice, the committee is currently developing a network of lawyers who undertake this work. The purpose of the network is to foster collegiality and make it easier for members of the public to identify and contact a suitable lawyer. The lawyers listed below are available to undertake parole work and have agreed to have their contact details listed below. Please note The Law Association does not endorse individual lawyers and the list is provided solely for the reasons outlined above. If you would like to be added to or removed from this list please email Committee.Secretary@thelawassociation.nz

Junior lawyers with an interest in parole work are welcome to contact the committee to enquire about opportunities to shadow committee members at NZPB hearings to learn about the process. Please email Committee.Secretary@thelawassociation.nz for more information.

The NZ Forensic Psychologist Directory may also be a helpful resource for parole lawyers.

Su’a, SalavalasiHawke’s Baysalavalasi@sualegal.co.nz021 242 2417
Holden, JenniferAucklandjen@jenniferholden.co.nz027 229 2505
Cross, Donna-MareeAucklandmaree@dmcross.co.nz021 205 0000
Rhodes, JasperAucklandjr@jasperrhodes.nz027 774 6337
Courtney, AmandaNorthlandlitigate@xtra.co.nz021 995 470
Earl, SueWhangareisue.earl@xtra.co.nz027 494 1653
Moroney, JohnWhangarei/Aucklandoffice@thodeutting.com021 682 696
Scott, JarredWhangarei/Aucklandjarred@thodeutting.com021 991 057
Thode, SumuduWhangarei/Aucklandsumudu@thodeutting.com027 673 1316
Brickell, ScottAucklandscott@scottbrickell.co.nz022 429 3123
Burton, EllaAucklandella@ellaburton.co.nz021 037 3573
Chambers, RogerAucklandroger.chambers@xtra.co.nz027 267 5150
Cooper, TiffanyAucklandtiffany@tiffanycooper.co.nz021 165 3358
Dyhrberg KC, MarieAucklandmaried@mariedyhrberg.co.nz09 360 4550
George, DanaAucklanddana@danageorgelaw.co.nz022 018 4020
Hamlin, MarekAucklandmarek@highstreetlaw.co.nz021 027 11653
Hamlin, PhilAucklandphil.hamlin@hamlinlaw.co.nz021 956 081
Hellyer, HannahAucklandHannah.Hellyer@outlook.co.nz021 139 5635
Iggulden, FrancesAucklandfrances@fjilaw.co.nz0274 559 787
Jayanandan, IswariAucklandiswarij@yahoo.co.nz021 547 007
Kim, HannahAucklandhannahkim@lawyer.com021 273 1300
Kovacevich, JohnAucklandjohnniek@slingshot.co.nz021 653 933
Lamb, KevinAucklandkevin@vulcanchambers.co.nz020 4002 1954
Manning, NicolaAucklandnicola@nicolamanning.co.nz027 590 7445
Massyn, TrunelleAucklandtrunelle@trunelle.com021 760 445
McCausland, RaewynAucklandmccausland.law@gmail.com021 534 257
McDonald, SamuelAucklandoffice@thodeutting.com022 355 7265
Mortimer, MariaAucklandm.mortimer@mamlaw.co.nz021 242 5331
Mutch, StevenAucklandsteven@highstreetlaw.co.nz021 2700 700
Osborne, PhilAucklandphil.osborne@hamlinlaw.co.nz021 544 471
Petricevic, SueAucklandsue@vulcanchambers.co.nz021 457 887
Pitch, MaxineAucklandmaxine@mpitchlawyer.co.nz021 398 303
Priest, EmmaAucklandemma@emmapriest.co.nz021 023 63047
Rogers, HeatherAucklandheather@heatherrogers.me027 558 3398
Small, NatalieAucklandnatalie.small@millslane.co.nz027 333 3365
Smith, LucyAucklandlucysmithlaw@gmail.com027 473 1748
Timmins, MatthewAucklandmatthew@criminal-lawyer.co.nz022 060 1234
Tu’i, LilaAucklandlila.l.tui@gmail.com021 144 2705
Tupuola, AllyAucklandally@criminal-lawyer.co.nz021 511 408
Yi, JoonAucklandjoon@joon.co.nz021 410 884
Young, DavidAucklanddavid@dgyounglawyer.co.nz021 743 730
Simperha, AdamGisborneadam.s@wwclaw.co.nz06 869 0904
Vigor-Brown, RobRotoruarob@vigorbrownlaw.co.nz021 1986 888
Beveridge, Ann-MarieHamiltonann-marie@amb.legal022 176 6558
Allan, DavidHamiltondjallanbarrister@gmail.com07 839 7649
Hesketh, BruceWaikatobruce@adamslaw.co.nz027 244 8355
Brosnaha, AnnaWhanganuireception@brosnahans.co.nz06 348 8004
Goodlet, DebbieWhanganuiDebbie@victorialaw.com06 348 8206
Jaquiery, MeganWhanganuimegan@mjlaw.co.nz021 023 93 006
Piper, BlairWhanganuiblair_piper@yahoo.com021 0285 7234
Bonifant, JanineWellingtonjanine@brandonst.co.nz027 246 5509
Bott, MichaelWellingtonmichaelbott@xtra.co.nz04 974 9087
Fitzgerald, MichaelWellingtonmichael@pkclc.com04 237 6811
Fraser, SethWellingtonseth@libertychambers.co.nz021 881 808
Fulton, GeoffWellingtongeoff@fultonlaw.co.nz027 248 0800
Fyfe, JudithWellingtonjudith@fyfeanddoherty.co.nz027 440 9603
Kilbride, MikeWellingtonMike.kilbride@xtra.co.nz027 687 5405
Lander, MichelleWellingtonmichellelander@xtra.co.nz0275 844 744
Livingston, DigbyWellingtondigby@wclc.org.nz022 123 4501
Mcvay, JulieWellingtonjulie@aurorachambers.co.nz021 817 542
Pohiva, SemisiWellingtonsemisi@pohiva.com027 509 2799
Robertson, JuliaWellingtonJulia.robertson@quaylegal.co.nz022 458 5370
Shone, SueWellingtonSue.shone@gmail.com027 383 9747
Sommers, RegenaWellingtonRegena.sommers@exeolegal.co.nz022 171 2467
Ruane, CraigChristchurchcraig.ruane@gmail.com027 372 1731
Starling, MichaelChristchurchstarling.michael@gmail.com027 552 9937
Saunderson-Warner, SarahOtagosarah@ssbarrister.nz021 433 149

Hearing Schedule Jan-June 2023 – FINAL – updated 17 Nov 2022.pdf

 

Board Liaison Generic Emails

Auckland NZ LS PC – Timeliness for filing documentation – 15 March 24

Auckland NZ LS PC – Response to correspondence – 25 March 24

NZPB Programme confirmation sheet Rolleston March 2024

C179272 – Emma Priest – OIA – Courses and Programmes(Feb 2024)

Department Treatment Programmes FINAL(Feb 2024)

20240403 – PC EOI letter

20240403 – Community member EOI letter

20240423 – Out of Gate – information sheet

20240424 – He Ara Whanau – brochure

Memo to all Law Societies – NZPB and perceived bias – 7 May 24

Legal Aid for Parole Board hearings

Contact

Emma Priest /Hannah Kim

Members

Committee membership for October 2022 – September 2024:

  1. Emma Priest – Barrister sole, Augusta Chambers (Committee Co-Convenor)
  2. Hannah Kim – Barrister sole (Committee Co-Convenor)
  3. Marie Dyhrberg – King’s Counsel
  4. Ish Jayanandan – Barrister sole
  5. Conrad Wright – Senior Lawyer, Public Defense Service
  6. Phil Osborne – Barrister, Hamlin Law
  7. Jaime-Anne Tulloch – Barrister (employed), Vulcan Chambers
  8. Hannah Hellyer – Barrister (employed), Marie Dyhrberg KC
  9. Jasmine Jackson – Barrister (employed), Marie Dyhrberg KC
  10. Salavalasi Su’a – Solicitor, Cathedral Lane Law

 

Equal Justice Project (EJP) student representatives on the Committee, 2023 calendar year:

  • Rosanna Wu – University of Auckland

Interested in joining the Committee?

Applications for Committee membership for October 2022 – September 2024 have closed. However if you remain interested in joining please email Committee.Secretary@thelawassociation.nz

Submissions

No Submissions at this time.

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