Carmel was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of New Zealand in 1993 and after practising in New Zealand moved to London where she was admitted as a solicitor then a solicitor advocate (Higher Courts Civil) in 2001. She was an associate at Norton Rose and was appointed to the partnership of international law firm Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in 2005 specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration within the Insurance, Reinsurance, and Accountancy sectors.
Carmel has acted in a number of large scale high profile court actions and arbitrations including the SCB fraudulent reinsurance spiral litigation, litigation following fraud within the captive insurer of an international telecommunications company, the dispute over cover provided to a worldwide accountancy practice following its collapse and the defence of a Big Four accountancy practice in claim of auditor’s negligence for over a billion US dollars following the insolvency of a large multi national corporation.
Carmel is a former contributing author to Informa’s Reinsurance Practice and the Law, and a former secretary and editor of the Negligence and Damages committee of the International Bar Association.
Carmel has returned to New Zealand with her family and now assists Kate Davenport QC