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Carmel Walsh has over 25 years’ experience as a litigator in New Zealand, Hong Kong, and England. She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand in 1993; and a solicitor and solicitor advocate (Higher Courts Civil) in London in 2000/2001. She holds both a New Zealand and English practising certificate.

Education

  • LLB – University of Otago, 1992
  • QLTT – London, 2001

Bio

Carmel Walsh has over 25 years’ experience as a litigator in New Zealand, Hong Kong, and England. She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand in 1993; and a solicitor and solicitor advocate (Higher Courts Civil) in London in 2000/2001. She holds both a New Zealand and English practising certificate.

In London as a senior associate at Norton Rose and a partner at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, she acted in large scale high profile litigation including the film finance litigation, SCB fraudulent reinsurance litigation, fraud claims within the captive insurer of a large telecom company, the multi-jurisdictional reinsurance arbitration and litigation following the collapse of Arthur Andersen, and a US billion dollar audit claim against a Big Four accountancy practice.


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.


Since returning to New Zealand Carmel has specialised in property litigation, equity and trusts, estates litigation and relationship property, particularly where complex issues arise requiring expert forensic accounting evidence.


Carmel sits on the board of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, NZTrio and the New Zealand Opera School.

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  • NZLS
  • ADLS
  • NZBA
  • AWLA