Our People

Emma Whiley – LLB / BSc (University of Canterbury, Christchurch)


Emma joined Bennion Law in March 2014 with several years experience in Waitangi Tribunal and Māori Land Court advocacy. Emma has primarily been involved in Te Rohe Pōtae and Te Paparahi o Te Raki District Inquiries as well as advising hapū and iwi groups on the negotiation and settlement process.

Emma has also been involved in a number of research projects, working for senior lecturers at the University of Canterbury and traveling globally to present on issues concerning human rights.

2010 University of Canterbury Joseph Yates Prize in Trial Advocacy.
2009 University of Canterbury Summer Research Scholarship.

2010 Dr Chris Gallavin and Emma Whiley “The admissibility of hearsay and Crown Appeals against Acquittal in New Zealand: open slather for the Crown?” (2010) Volume 14 Number 4 Int’l Journal of Evidence and Proof 346-361.

2009 Emma Whiley and Jacquelyn Thompson “National Security and Freedom of Expression within New Zealand”. Presented at the Tenth Annual Student Human Rights Conference at the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre.

2014 – Solicitor Bennion Law, Wellington
2013 – 2014 Solicitor Morrison Kent, Wellington
2011 – 2013 Solicitor Tamaki Legal, Auckland

Lisa Black – LLB