Eldon Chambers is a small, long established central city chambers which provides top quality and solution focused legal representation on a wide range of issues for clients around New Zealand and internationally. The three current members are Paul David QC, Sarah Wroe and Lorraine MacDonald.

Paul David QC

Paul David QC BA (Hons) LLM (Cantab) has over 30 years’ experience in litigation and advisory work. He started his legal career at the Bar in England where he worked for 7 years before joining Russell McVeagh, a leading New Zealand firm. He was a partner at that firm until 2002 when, with others, he founded the litigation specialist firm Wilson Harle. He has been at the independent bar since 2006.

Paul has appeared as counsel in all New Zealand Courts and in overseas jurisdictions in a wide variety of disputes. He has a broad practice which now centres on contractual and commercial disputes. He has developed specialist practices in both maritime law and sports law and is recognised as a leader in those fields. He is the author of 2 leading texts reflecting his specialist interests – Halsbury’s Laws of New Zealand Maritime Law – Admiralty and A Guide to the World Anti-Doping Code (CUP).

Paul also accepts instructions as an arbitrator and mediator in commercial, maritime and sporting disputes. He is an arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

For more detailed information please go to www.pauldavid.co.nz

Sarah Wroe

Sarah Wroe MA (Hons) (Cantab) has over 15 years’ experience as a litigator, both as a barrister in the UK for 8 years and a solicitor here in New Zealand since 2011. She has been at the independent bar since 2017.

Sarah acts for a broad range of clients primarily in property-related disputes covering building defects, unit title disputes and issues arising from the ownership, sale and purchase or leasing of property. She has also acted for insurers and policyholders in insurance litigation with a particular focus on property damage and professional indemnity insurance. She can provide advice on coverage issues and representation in any negotiations or litigation. Her general litigation practice covers contractual disputes, emergency applications and liquidations.

For more information please go to www.sarahwroe.co.nz

Lorraine MacDonald

Lorraine has over 12 years’ experience in civil, criminal and regulatory litigation. Formerly a prosecutor for the Crown and government departments, Lorraine is an experienced court-room advocate. She also has a degree in Architecture and a post graduate qualification in Insurance Law.

Lorraine accepts instructions in civil, contractual, property and construction disputes as well as regulatory cases including health and safety at work. She has advised insurers and those insured on policy coverage and claims. She is also available to represent clients in relation to civil claims and complaints made to professional disciplinary bodies and tribunals.