Providing advocacy, support, and specialised education and training for defence lawyers.
Ahakoa he iti te matakahi, ka pākaru i a ia te tōtara.
The wedge may be small, but it will split the tōtara.
Te Matakahi was formed by co-founders Christopher Stevenson and Elizabeth Hall to give a voice to the challenging work done by our members at the heart of the criminal justice system.
We lead in identifying and encouraging reform to protect liberties and rights, and remedy flaws and inequities in the criminal justice system.
We are committed to ensuring the criminal defence bar represents all those accused of crime.
The Greg King Scholarship is awarded every two years to a promising lawyer to junior on a criminal trial with a senior defence lawyer.