Specialist barristers in criminal law
John Munro and Ian Brookie founded Sentinel Chambers in 2014. Their objective was to create a group of like minded criminal barristers who provided high quality representation in a fearless, respectful and persuasive way within the boundaries of the law.
Sentinel Chambers has grown in reputation and size having started with two barristers and now comprising fourteen. Our collective experience covers the full ambit of the criminal law: from minor traffic offences through to serious violent and sexual offences; regulatory prosecutions to mental health cases; Parole Board hearings, high profile trials and complex appeals.
This breadth of experience makes us one of the leading criminal chambers in New Zealand.
Although we share our knowledge and expertise within Chambers and at seminars to the profession, we ardently guard our independence as individual barristers.
We operate out of comfortable offices with modern and up to date systems, centrally located by the SkyTower, within walking distance of the Auckland District Court, Auckland High Court, the Court of Appeal Auckland hearing centre and the Employment Court.
1. the place where prisoners stand to be tried; hence the expression "prisoner at the Bar".
2. the place where barristers stand in court to speak for their clients; hence the term barristers.
3. the profession of a barrister, and the people who practice it.
a legal practitioner devoted to advocacy and advisory work.
a group of barristers in independent practice who have joined together to share the costs of practising. Chambers is also the name used for a judge’s private office.
law clerk n.
a person employed by a legal practitioner to assist with administration of the practice and undertake legal research.
someone who is permitted to join the chambers and work with them.