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New Zealand Law Rising Star 2022

Samuel Moore

Samuel is an experienced barrister based in Auckland’s CBD specialising in – Civil & Commercial litigation and advice – Regulatory & Insurance litigation and advice

Samuel’s clients range from large corporates, government entities, private individuals, insurers, and pro-bono clients.

Positions Held

Legal Advisor | The Cook Islands: National Reform Project (OSH and Workers’ Compensation), including consultation, advice to the Cook Islands and drafting instructions to Parliamentary Council Office (2018 –2020)

Adjunct Law Lecturer | Auckland University of Technology including graduate and post-graduate students in intensive special topic papers (2017 – 2021)

Committee member | ADLS Health and Safety Committee (2017- 2020)

Crown Prosecutor | Crown Solicitor of Auckland (2013 – 2016)

National Leadership Team | Meredith Connell (2014 – 2016)

Founding Board Member and Treasurer | Aotearoa New Zealand Human Rights Lawyers Association (2012 – 2013)

Advisory Board, Director, Communications Manager | Equal Justice Project (2009 – 2011)

Researcher (pure mathematics) | Auckland University research scholarship (2007-2008)

Conference Chair | National Safety Leadership Summit, Safety 360 (2017)

Senior Consultant, Deloitte (2015-2017)

Advisor and New Zealand Representative |Shelter for Ukraine (2022 – present)

Trustee | Korua Community Trust (2018 – present)

Trustee | Saving the Wild (2018 – 2019)

Legal advisor | TEDxAuckland (2016 – 2019)

Legal course material “Asbestos Masterclass” in association with WorkSafe New Zealand NBR Special report: Health and safety reform – everyone is affected

Legal Practice Manual – Health and Safety at Work Act Health and Safety Reform – seminar handbook

CPD Text “Health and Safety at Work – Getting Reform Ready”

Contributing Author – Employment Law Conference 2018 – Employment Law in a Time of Change

Author, Legal Viewpoint – Safeguard Magazine, various articles

Our Story

Samuel founded Wolfe Street Chambers after leaving the leadership team of New Zealand’s largest litigation practices in 2016. Since then his independent practice has grown and is currently supported by a team of two barristers, a practice manager, CTO and the office mascot (Peanut the Dachshund).


Natalie is described as an enthusiastic individual who possesses professional, honest, and reliable qualities. They exhibit maturity, commitment, understanding, and a strong drive for success. Their ability to respond to the needs of people from diverse backgrounds, while respecting differing perspectives, enables them to find practical and common-sense solutions to problems.

Since graduating I have been kept busy through my position as a Junior Barrister, covering a wide range of legal issues from regulatory crime to family law and everything in between. I have recently delved into the new jurisdiction of the Criminal Procedure Mental Health Court, which I am finding an extremely useful track and great initiative for those affected by mental health conditions.

My broad ranging position sees me in court on a regular basis and I enjoy the opportunity to get on my feet and advocate in various jurisdictions.

I have also been keeping up my legal research assistance to a senior barrister and a Queen’s Counsel. I had the amazing opportunity to tap into my passion for human rights when assisting in a junior capacity, on the Royal Commission enquiry into the Christchurch Mosque Attacks. More recently I have been seconded to assist in research for a legal text, an interesting opportunity to learn the intricacies of personal guarantees law in New Zealand and other common law jurisdictions.


Prior to joining Samuel’s practice, Gin was one of Samuel’s students in the Master of Laws programme at Auckland University of Technology. Gin’s previous work experience was at Auckland Council and involved customer service, complaints resolution, and social media. After graduating from AUT with his Masters, Gin was offered an opportunity to join Samuel’s team in June2021.

Samuel Moore | Barrister

Samuel is an experienced barrister based in Auckland’s CBD Specialising in Civil & Commercial litigation and advice, Regulatory & Insurance litigation and advice.


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