Jeremy Sutton

Jeremy is a senior family lawyer, who assists with high net worth, financially complex divorce cases. He has a particular expertise in cases that involve trusts, businesses and significant investment portfolios.

Jeremy is known for his pragmatic approach in divorce negotiations. He represents his clients personally at round table meetings and in mediation. He frequently appears in the Family Court, High Court and sometimes the Court of Appeal. Jeremy has until recently, been the convenor of the Auckland Family Courts Association. He is also a lecturer at the College of Law and runs workshops for New Zealand’s law students.

Jeremy’s opinions are often sought by news media. He currently has a column in the business section of the New Zealand Herald, called The Ex-Files. He has made many presentations at legal gatherings throughout Australasia. His papers, on a variety of topics, are in the LexisNexis Family Law Guide.

Jeremy is married with three young children

Areas of practice

  • Relationship property settlements, including those that involve trusts and businesses in New Zealand and offshore
  • Contracting out agreements
  • Arrangements for care of children, including the Hague Convention
  • Spousal support and income disparity

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the New Zealand Bar Association
  • Member of the Family Law Section
  • Member of the Auckland Family Courts Association
  • Member of Board of Trustee of START
  • Seminars on relationship property to ADLS & NZLS 

Qualifications / Work History

  • BCA LLB, Law/Commerce from University of Auckland and Victoria University
  • 1992 Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court
  • 1992-1996 Litigation Specialist at Sharp Tudhope Lawlink, Tauranga
  • 2000-2002 Legal Counsel (Europe) at Kana Communications (London, United Kingdom)
  • 2001-2002 Commercial Lawyer at Lloyds of London
  • 2003-2005 Litigation Specialist at Copeland Fitzpatrick
  • 2014-present Adjunct Lecturer at The College of Law Australia and New Zealand
  • 2006-present Divorce Barrister at Bastion Chambers









Contact Me

Phone: 09 309 4647


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