Engaging with the Media (In Person)

The media plays a significant role in shaping legal cases. Lawyers should adopt strategic approaches when interacting with journalists. Courts often have to navigate and reconcile conflicting viewpoints. 

Get a comprehensive exploration from media, counsel, and bench perspectives from: the Honourable Justice Moore; Julie-Anne Kincade KC; Elizabeth Binning, NZME Open Justice editor; Edward Gay, reporter at Stuff; Hannah Norton, PR consultant; and Marie Dyhrberg KC as chair. 

Attend this seminar to gain clear insights and foster confident interactions among all stakeholders and get the best outcomes for your clients.

Who should attend?

Any legal professional who deals with the media, especially those practicing in criminal law. Journalists might also benefit from attending.

  • Gain a better understanding of the role of media in legal cases.
  • Learn the best formats for dealing with media.
  • Discover when and why press releases are used.
  • Learn about the part social media plays, including the role of moderators – and why front-footing can be advantageous for lawyers and their clients.
  • Receive guidance on clients dealing with media.
  • Become better apprised about name suppression, including how courts balance fair trial rights and public discourse.
  • Gain insights into takedown notices, including their relevance to fair trials.
  • Find out how to get errors corrected – so your client doesn’t suffer long-term damage.


Julie-Anne Kincade KC
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Julie-Anne Kincade was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1991. She worked as a criminal barrister in London until December 2005, prosecuting and defending all levels and types of serious criminal cases from Crown Court to appellate level.

After moving to New Zealand Julie-Anne was a Senior Solicitor at Meredith Connell from 2007 to 2013.

Since joining the independent bar in November 2013, she has been involved in a number of high-profile trials in New Zealand including the Mark Lundy hearings at all levels and the Dome Valley kidnapping trial.

She has been a Faculty member of the Litigation Skills course since 2015 and regularly presents seminars for criminal lawyers.

Julie-Anne regularly deals with witnesses giving evidence via AVL.

She is a Vice President of the The Law Association Council and Convenor of the The Law Association Criminal Law Committee.

Julie-Anne was a member of Blackstone Chambers in
Auckland from February 2016 to mid-2023 and is now a member of the newly-formed
Augusta Chambers.

Edward Gay
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Elizabeth Binning
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Elizabeth Binning is NZME's Open Justice Editor.
She runs a large team of reporters dedicated to covering courts, tribunals, disciplinary
hearings and justice-related stories from around the country. She's been with
NZME for more than 20 years, initially as a crime and justice reporter during
which time she covered many high-profile criminal cases through the courts. She
has spent the past 10 years in more senior positions, including leading the
Herald's reporters as the Chief of Staff. Since leading Open Justice her team
has produced more than 2,500 justice-related stories.


The Honourable Justice Moore
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Hannah Norton
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Hannah is a PR Consultant and Lawyer. After 12 years as a journalist, including reporter for, and editor of, NZLawyer, she moved into communications, where she was responsible for media/external relations at Chapman Tripp. She studied law part-time over an 11-year period and was admitted to the bar last July. A mother to two young children, she works now in a freelance capacity for Ray White and other organisations, while also studying for a Master of Creative Writing degree at the University of Auckland.



Marie Dyhrberg KC
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Marie Dyhrberg KC is a senior barrister specialising in criminal law and appears regularly at the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal in New Zealand. She also appears with clients before the Parole Board. Her experience and expertise were recognised in her appointment as King’s Counsel in 2014.



Pricing Details

Ticket Price

Member - $190 GST

Non-Member - $270 GST


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