Established in 2006, Gordon & Pilditch is the Office of the Crown Solicitor in Rotorua. The firm’s lawyers regularly appear over a wide range of serious criminal and regulatory cases, as well as coronial inquests and tribunals. We are specialists in court advocacy, provide legal advice to the Crown, Police and other Government agencies, both around Rotorua and nationwide.
This is us.
Amanda Gordon LLB
Fletcher Pilditch and Amanda Gordon formed Gordon & Pilditch in January 2006. Before that Amanda was working in Rotorua as a Crown prosecutor and civil litigator.
Amanda was appointed Crown Solicitor for Rotorua in 2013
Amanda regularly appears in the High and District Courts conducting trials, sentencing and appeals. She also provides legal advice to the Police and other Crown agencies.
Amanda manages a range of work for government departments, including parole hearings on behalf of the Department of Corrections.
Chris Macklin LLB, BA
Chris joined Gordon & Pilditch late in 2006, and was made a Partner of the firm in 2013. He moved to Rotorua from Auckland where he had been practising in the general litigation team at Russell McVeagh.
Chris regularly appears in the High and District Courts conducting trials, sentencing and appeals. He also regularly conducts prosecutions under the Civil Aviation Act 1990, and acts for the Police in civil proceeds of crime litigation.
Chris specialises in criminal and regulatory prosecution. He is the Convenor of the NZ Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee.
Anna McConachy, LLB(Hons), BSC
Anna joined Gordon & Pilditch in 2018, and was made a Partner of the firm in 2021. She relocated to Rotorua from Auckland, where she practiced as a Crown prosecutor and civil litigator.
Anna specialises in criminal and regulatory prosecutions, regularly conducting jury trials, sentencings and appeals in the High and District Courts. She appears on a wide range of regulatory cases, including prosecutions under the Resource Management Act 1991 and Civil Aviation Act 1990. Anna’s previous experience includes resource management, civil, consumer and competition work (both litigation and advisory).
Anna is experienced in both criminal and regulatory prosecutions. She regularly conducts jury trials in the District and High Court. She appears on a wide range of regulatory cases, including prosecutions under the Resource Management Act 1991 and Civil Aviation Act 1990. Anna’s previous experience includes resource management, civil, consumer and competition work (both litigation and advisory).
Lee Evans, LLB, BA(HONS)
Lee joined Gordon & Pilditch in 2021, having previously worked as a Police Prosecutor in Manukau.
Lee regularly appears in the District and High Court on a variety of criminal matters including jury and judge-alone trials, sentencings, appeals and all other aspects of the trial process.
Alex Maino, LLB, BA
Alex joined Gordon & Pilditch in 2021. Before that, she was a Prosecutor for the New Zealand Police in Auckland. Alex has also worked as a criminal defence and family lawyer in Christchurch and Timaru, predominantly specialising in family violence related work.
Alex regularly appears in the District and High Court conducting judge- alone trials, sentencings, appeals and all other aspects of the trial process.
Sam Bird, MA, MJUR
Sam joined Gordon & Pilditch in 2021 after working as a junior barrister in Auckland. While in Auckland, he primarily worked in criminal litigation, both at first instance and in appellate matters.
At Gordon & Pilditch Sam’s work involves criminal, regulatory and civil law, and he provides advice to, and appears in court for, the Crown, Police and other government entities.
Gordon & Pilditch is the Office of the Crown Solicitor for the Rotorua, Taupo and Tokoroa Region. Amanda Gordon (Crown Solicitor) and Chris Macklin lead a litigation team with experience in criminal and civil litigation before tribunals and courts at all levels. Our expertise includes:
- Prosecuting serious criminal cases on behalf of the Crown
- Appeals for the Crown to the High Court and Court of Appeal
- Providing advice to the police and other government agencies
- Conducting prosecutions on behalf of other government agencies
- Civil Aviation Authority
- Civil Agency Apperances
- Civil litigation for the Crown and other government agencies
- Conducting prosecutions for the Serious Fraud Office
- Coronial Inquests and Tribunals