The 2016 New Zealand Power Lawyer List . .

46. Jonathan Eaton QC

A leading barrister who has appeared in a large number of high profile cases including

Jonathan Eaton QC
Jonathan Eaton QC

numerous jury trials, Jonathan Eaton took silk in 2013 and has continues to handle a range of notable cases as one of the country’s leading silks.

He also regularly prosecutes for various arms of government and acts in professional disciplinary hearings, as well as playing a central role in Bar Association and law society matters.

He recently defended a drug addict who murdered an 87 year old man for money and achieved national prominence with his defence of former Christian Heritage political leader Graham Capill when his client was punched by a bystander leading to the fighting-fit eaton1QC tackling the offender without a care for his pinstripes.

Originally influenced by Power Lister Nigel Hampton QC, who he believes is the leading criminal silk in the South Island, the pupil however is more than ready to assume that title.

He also handles a range of white collar crime cases, including playing a prominent role in the South Canterbury Finance prosecutions.
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