Carl McDiarmid

Senior Solicitor 

Carl graduated from the University of Auckland with LLB (Hons) and BA and was admitted to the Bar in 2005. Before joining Meredith Connell in 2011, he was a litigator at a large commercial firm in Auckland and worked on human rights issues in Vancouver, Canada.

Carl advises and represents public-sector organisations on a range of public, civil and criminal matters, including Bill of Rights issues, medico-legal matters, official information and privacy, criminal prosecution, and civil litigation.

Acted in the Auckland District Health Board's successful urgent application for various guardianship and treatment orders in respect of a child, whose parents were unable to consent to such treatment as Jehovah's Witnesses (Auckland District Health Board v W).

Acted in the prosecution of David Tamihere for his alleged parole breach, stemming from his televised flight over Coromandel Peninsula sites that had been linked to his 1990 double-homicide convictions (Department of Corrections v Tamihere).

Acted in the successful prosecution of a company director for 44 acts of fraud, committed while she was the owner and operator of a rest home (Ministry of Health v Tong).

LLB (Hons)/BA, University of Auckland