Jeremy has been practising law since 1984, joined Harmans in 1985 and was appointed a Partner in November 1990. He was elected Chairman of Partners in 2018 and jointly leads our busy family law team.
Jeremy specialises in:
With a deep understanding of family law and a wealth of experience acting for a wide range of prominent clients, Jeremy is well-versed to handle a wide range of complex legal matters including estate planning, challenging family trusts and company structures.
Jeremy has been involved in a number of high-profile cases with appearances in the Family Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal. Jeremy is asked from time to time to provide media comment on family law issues in New Zealand and was most recently a member of the Family Law Section Expert Panel reviewing changes to the Property (Relationships) Act proposed by the New Zealand Law Commission.
Jeremy has served two terms on the New Zealand National Executive of the Family Law Section, retiring in 2018. He has also served on various Canterbury District Law Society Committees including the Family Law Committee and the Standards Committee.
Jeremy undertook Court appointed Lawyer for Child assignments from 2000, ceasing that in 2017 to concentrate on relationship property matters. He still undertakes complex care of children and domestic violence cases.
Jeremy is an honorary solicitor and board member of Sculpture on the Peninsula, a charitable trust which promotes the arts and has raised significant funding for the Cholmondeley Children’s Centre. He is also an honorary solicitor for the Friends of Canterbury Museum.