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The Criminal Bar Association of New Zealand ("CBA") is an incorporated society.   The objects of the Assocation are, inter alia:

To promote fellowship and mutual support for those with a practice or an interest in the criminal law;

To promote amongst the public and practitioners knowledge and reform of the criminal law; 

To promote any other activities consistent with the spirit of the above;

To affiliate with and maintain connections with international associations with similar objects;

To promote proper conduct at the criminal bar

Click here to read the Rules of the Association.

The Association is governed by an Executive Committee, comprised of a President, Vice-President and Committee members.   The current committee members are:


Fiona Guy Kidd KC (President, Invercargill)

Chris Wilkinson-Smith (Vice-President, Whanganui)

Adam Simperingham (Vice-President, Gisborne)

 Len Andersen KC  (Immediate Past President, Dunedin)

Tony Bouchier, Treasurer  (Auckland)

Rachael Adams (Tauranga)

Aysser Al-Janabi (Manukau)

Kerryn Beaton QC (Christchurch)

Kris Gledhill (Auckland)

Jarrod Griffin (Auckland)

Andy Hill ( Rotorua)

Jonathan Hudson (Auckland)

Lucie Scott (Wellington)

Kelly-Ann Stoikoff (Auckland)

Shane Tait (Auckland)

Sumudu Thode ( Auckland and Northland) 

Steven Zindel (Nelson)