Brian Carter

Brian has left the chambers to work from his home office, saving himself up to two hours commuting time a day but he can still arrange to see clients in the city. He will maintain a close association with Bastion Chambers. Brian’s new email address is and his only phone number is 021 356 366. For the time being, however, emails to his old email address will be forwarded on to his new address and phone calls to his landline number will be diverted to his cellphone.

Areas of Practice

  • Relationship/De facto property division
  • Property Settlements
  • Contracting Out Agreement
  • Trust issues

  • Estate Litigation
  • Arrangements for children
  • Financial support for spouses and children
  • International family law matters

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the New Zealand Bar Association
  • Member of the Family Law Section

  • Member of NZLS Standards Committee
  • Member of ADLS Continuing Professional Development

Qualifications / Work History

  • Graduate Auckland University BA, LLB (Hons)
  • 1977 Admitted to the Bar
  • 1985-1989 Partner in the firm of Thomson Wilson, Whangarei
  • 1991 to 2001 Partner in the firm of McVeagh Fleming, Auckland
  • 2001 to 2002 Sabbatical year in Italy
  • 2002 Barrister Sole, Auckland City to date
  • 2002 to 2004 Taught Family Property at Auckland University



Contact Me

Phone: 021 356 366


LinkedIn: Brian Carter