Dr Anna Kirk

PhD | LLB(hons) | BA | FAMINZ (Arb) | FCIArb

Service: Adjudication, Arbitration

Area of Expertise: Commercial and Industrial Construction

Anna is a commercial barrister at Bankside Chambers, specialising in arbitration. She has extensive arbitration experience in New Zealand and in London, where she practised in the arbitration group of a leading international law firm.

Anna has been at Bankside Chambers for the past seven years, initially working alongside Sir David Williams QC (New Zealand’s leading international arbitrator) before establishing her own practice. Anna’s experience covers a wide range of commercial disputes (including claims in contract, tort and equity) across many different industries and sectors, including construction, energy, mining and finance.

Anna is a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). She publishes widely on arbitration, including being a contributing author to New Zealand’s leading arbitration text, Williams & Kawharu on Arbitration. Anna has a PhD in international law from the University of Cambridge and holds an LLB(Hons) and BA from the University of Waikato. Anna teaches an LLM course at the University of Auckland in International Arbitration.

Anna was admitted to the bar in New Zealand in 2000 and as solicitor in England/Wales in 2008.