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, Peter Andrew and Sarah Wroe.

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


Peter Andrew

Peter Andrew BA LLM is a public law and litigation specialist with more than 25 years’ experience. His expertise includes Judicial Review, constitutional law, Treaty of Waitangi and related Maori law issues. This includes litigation over Treaty settlements and legislation and trust and equity litigation in the specialist Maori land Courts.

Peter has a background in general commercial and civil litigation, including Employment law. He has significant experience as a Tribunal adjudicator, having been a member of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority and since 2008, a member of the Weathertight Homes Tribunal.

Peter has acted for both Maori Treaty claimants and the crown in many large land and resource claims before the Waitangi Tribunal and Courts. He has also acted for Maori claimants and the crown in Treaty settlement negotiations. Recently he has been advising state enterprises on Maori water rights’ issues and represented parties in litigation associated with the grounding of the ship, the Rena, off Tauranga


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