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Barbara Hunt has specialities in criminal trial and appellate work, and in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She is a criminal legal aid provider to category 4, and is both civil and appellate provider, regularly appearing in trials in the District and High Court, and in appeals in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Barbara Hunt appears in trials at all levels, murder, sexual offending, drugs charges and fraud, and in proceedings under the criminal proceeds recovery legislation.

As a specialist dispute resolution lawyer, with experience and qualifications in all fields of dispute resolution, Barbara Hunt is regularly sought after with particular reference to arbitration, Construction Contracts Act adjudication and mediation.

Having worked in Auckland law firms for 8 years in civil and commercial litigation and for NZI for two years as in-house counsel, Barbara Hunt developed a specialty in insurance law. In 1991 Barbara went to the independent bar, working in commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, and maintaining a criminal practice. From 1995 to 2004 Barbara practised out of Bankside Chambers in Auckland.

Barbara Hunt practices in both Auckland and Wellington and regularly appears in courts in other New Zealand towns and cities.