Lucila specialises in public law litigation and advice, with a particular interest in health, human rights, education and disciplinary matters.

Lucila has appeared in a number of cases, to Supreme Court level, for a range of bodies, including Government Departments, Crown Entities, health authorities, iwi organisations, private sector clients and public interest groups. She has also been involved in complex Government inquiries, including representing the New Zealand Defence Force in the Inquiry into Operation Burnham.

She is a member of the Professional Conduct Committee for Chartered Accountants.

Lucila commenced her career in 2004 as a Judges’ Clerk at the Wellington High Court. In 2006 she was awarded a Fulbright Graduate Award and a Grotius Fellowship to undertake a Master of Laws Degree at the University of Michigan. Since that time, and prior to becoming a barrister, Lucila enjoyed a range of professional experiences, including lecturing at the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law, interning at the American Civil Liberties Union in San Francisco, working at the Crown Law Office and at a major commercial law firm in Wellington.

Contact Lucila van Dam

Level 1 Solnet House
70 The Terrace
Wellington 6011
PO Box 5621
Wellington 6140
Mobile: +64 21 129 9985