ADLS Council

The Council consists of the President and four other elected members with the three appointed Council members (1 x Appointed Lawyer Councillor and 2 x Appointed non-lawyer Councillors).


Tony Bouchier  

Tony Bouchier (President)

Tony is currently on the Criminal Bar Association committee (17 years), serving four years as President during a major transformation of the organisation. He's a past member of the Police Association, director of Police and Families Credit Union, and served as chairman and member of many professional and community committees and charitable trusts.

Phone 021 375 675 | Email

Marie Dyhrberg1  

Marie Dyhrberg QC (Vice President)

Marie Dyhrberg QC is a senior barrister specialising in criminal law and appears regularly at the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal in New Zealand. She also appears with clients before the Parole Board. Her experience and expertise were recognised in her appointment as Queen’s Counsel in 2014.

Phone 09 360 4550 | Email

Chris Eggleston (1)  

Chris Eggleston

Chris is a Barrister in Chancery Chambers, with over 25 years’ experience specialising in employment law. He was admitted in 1990 and is a longstanding member of ADLS.

Phone 09 303 2315 | Email

Craig Fischer1  

Craig Fisher

Craig is a consultant to the RSM New Zealand group and RSM Hayes Audit with over 28 years of public accountancy experience. He provides external audit, assurance, and risk management and governance advice across a diverse range of sectors. Craig has a significant interest and recognised expertise in not-for-profit and charitable organisations.

Phone 09 367 1654 | Email 

Tony Herring (1)  

Tony Herring

Tony is a Partner at Mortlock McCormack Law in Christchurch practising in the areas of Commercial and Property Law, with an emphasis on Commercial Leasing and Employment. He acts for a number of Crown clients as a member of the All of Government Property Law Panel and is a Notary Public for the South Island.

Phone 03 377 2900 | Email

Mary Anne Shanahan Small  

Mary Anne Shanahan

Mary Anne is a sole practitioner who has worked for three decades serving the community of West Auckland. She is a member of the Broadcasting Standards Authority and a trustee of Odyssey House Trust. 

Phone 09 827 2783 | Email

Ellen Snedden (1)  

Ellen Snedden

Ellen is a Senior Solicitor at Simpson Western specialising in relationship property and employment. Ellen serves on the ADLS Family Law committee and convened the ADLS Newly Suited committee since its inception. She has also lead the Future Leaders of West Auckland networking group for a number of years.

Phone 09 836 0939 | Email

Michael Wallmannsberger1  

Michael Wallmannsberger

Michael is an experienced cybersecurity consultant and professional director, having held a variety of governance and security leadership roles. He is currently chair of the CERT NZ Advisory Board, a group of industry experts that advises the Government on the operation of New Zealand’s computer emergency response team (CERT), and Chief Information Security Officer at Air New Zealand.