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The Banking Class Action is being led by a team who are highly experienced in commercial litigation and have a deep understanding of the New Zealand legal and regulatory framework.


Senior Counsel

Davey Salmon, QC focuses on trial and appellate advocacy as lead counsel. He appears in all levels of the New Zealand Courts and in domestic and international arbitrations.

His clients include major corporate clients in the forestry, construction and telecommunications industries and work undertaken covers the spectrum from large scale complex commercial litigation, to sensitive high-value relationship property matters and difficult media law issues.

Davey is recommended in dispute resolution in Chambers and the Asia Pacific Legal 500.



Ali van Ammers is an Auckland based barrister with significant experience in litigation.  A passionate, client focused advocate, Ali is a clear thinking and technically excellent lawyer with strong analytical skills and sound judgment, she provides top quality representation and legal advice to a wide range of clients.  

Ali was admitted in 2009 and joined the independent bar in 2019, after working at Russell McVeagh, Crown Law and, most recently, MinterEllisonRuddWatts.



Scott Russell has worked at the highest level in private practice, in-house roles and in the government sector and provides a unique ability to solve complex legal problems gained from his practical experience working on all sides of the table.

Before founding Russell Legal, Scott worked as Senior Legal Counsel at the Commerce Commission. His experience also includes working in private practice at Bell Gully, before moving to London and Hong Kong with Ashurst. He then moved in-house as Head of Litigation at Virgin Media UK.

CASL Management Pty Ltd

Australian based Litigation Funder

Australian based litigation funder, CASL offers legal financing for claimants who otherwise would not be able to access justice. CASL brings together a team with extensive experience, networks and a successful track-record  in funding some of the largest and most significant funded litigation undertaken in Australia.   


With a broad mandate and deep capital resources, CASL offers a broad range of traditional funding products such as single plaintiff commercial litigation, representative class actions, subrogation claims, portfolio solutions and funding for insolvency related claims.


NZ Based Litigation Funder

LPF Group is New Zealand’s leading litigation funder. It offers funding to support cases with strong legal bases, enabling people who have suffered financial losses to access justice, and to hold those who have done wrong to account for their actions.  Based in New Zealand, LPF Group has an excellent understanding the New Zealand legal context.

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