Craig G. Tuck  LLB, M.Soc.Sci (Hons), M.Phil (Cambridge)

Craig G. Tuck

LLB, M.Soc.Sci (Hons), M.Phil (Cambridge)

CRAIG TUCK - head of chambers

Craig is a human rights lawyer, transnational criminal justice and health law specialist.

He has been counsel in high profile and leading cases (including death penalty cases), acting in numerous appeals in different courts and forums. He is New Zealand’s premier drug trafficking lawyer.

Craig has a specialist practice in the representation of defendants charged with serious organized crime – especially drug manufacture, dealing, importing and drug trafficking.

Craig has acted for journalists, secret service personnel, diplomats, international organisations, rock stars and other lawyers and professionals who have found themselves in trouble.

Trained in psychology and law, Craig holds a Masters Degree in Criminology from Cambridge University. He has commendations from the UN and a high profile media presence in print, online and film.

Able to add value to any organisation (private or public) in the areas of transnational criminal risk management, access to justice and legal representation.

For direct contact, consulting, public speaking or representation – please contact

The first requisite of civilization is justice
— Sigmund Freud
 Thomas Harré  B.A, LL.B, LL.M(dist), Ph.D.

Thomas Harré

B.A, LL.B, LL.M(dist), Ph.D.

Dr Thomas Harré - barrister

Thomas Harré is an employed barrister in LawAid International Chambers. Thomas holds an LL.M(dist) degree from the University of Canterbury, and has a Ph.D from Melbourne Law School.

Thomas is a specialist in transnational criminal law, particularly in the area of human trafficking. Thomas combines practice with research, and has published and presented widely. He has given advice on issues of forced labour and human trafficking in a number of cases in Southeast Asia, and has consulted to the United Nations.

Thomas is interested in issues of criminal justice, international law and human rights, and is passionate about using the law to protect the rights of vulnerable people around the world.

Contact Thomas directly:

Write what should not be forgotten.
— Isabelle Allende (Writing as an Act of Hope, 1993)

Rynae butler - aSSOCIATE

LLM (Hons); MA (Hons) Psych.

Rynae Butler is Associate for Craig Tuck at LawAid International Chambers. Rynae holds a Masters degree in Psychology and Law. The focus of her thesis in psychology was in applied animal behaviour science while her LLM was a critical evaluation of the law governing the backing of warrants between Australia and New Zealand and the human rights issues it gives rise to. Together, these degrees have inspired Rynae towards a focus in animal law and human rights in the mental health and criminal justice system.



LL.B., B. Com

After many years overseas Bruce has returned to the Bay of Plenty. He specialises in general crime and transport matters including obtaining limited licences. Bruce regularly appears in the District Courts.



B.A., LL.B., LL.M.(Hons)

Julia holds an LLM (First Class Honours) from the University of Waikato. She also holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Auckland. Julia's focus is criminal justice reform. She is a passionate advocate for people in prison.