Carl McDiarmid


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