Matthew Mortimer

Senior Solicitor 

Matthew joined Meredith Connell from the Office of the Chief Coroner, where he carried out legal research for coroners and appeared as counsel assisting the court in inquests.

His work at Meredith Connell includes acting for professional regulatory bodies in disciplinary proceedings; appearing on immigration proceedings in the High Court; and criminal prosecution and appellate work. 

He continues to work in coronial proceedings, including as counsel assisting the court.  

Sole counsel in over 30 High Court criminal appeals. 

Prosecuting and defending professional disciplinary proceedings in disciplinary tribunals and the High Court on behalf of the Real Estate Authority, New Zealand Law Society, Teaching Council. 

Appearing as sole counsel for the Crown in High Court immigration judicial review and leave proceedings. 

Sole counsel in the Court of Appeal in a decision determining that parole conditions are not detention for the purpose of the Habeas Corpus Act 2001: Drever v Auckland South Corrections Facility [2019] NZCA 346. 

Appearances as counsel assisting in a range of coronial inquests including deaths in official care and custody, self-inflicted deaths, and transport accidents.  

LLB (Hons), University of Otago