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Our People

Our lawyers are registered under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 and our Legal Executive is registered with the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives.

Jeremy Goodwin


Jeremy has practised law for more than 30 years. He has worked in Commercial, Property and Trusts, which are his primary areas of interest and specialisation. During his career he has worked with significant offshore private investor clients, managing New Zealand based assets for them.
A founding partner in Brandon Brookfield, and former Managing Partner of Brookfields, he has acted as a company director for large, privately held investment companies engaged in acquisition and development of property for long term investment.
As a principal at Carter Atmore Law he has acted on the disposal of property developments and their funding. He has also acted as an independent trustee, which involves establishing prudent trust investment structures, problem solving and balancing the needs of beneficiaries.

He is strongly motivated to help clients to resolve problems and achieve fair outcomes in disputes.

His passion outside the office is golf. A major highlight was a hole in one at The Grange, on the 15th hole in 2010.
Jeremy Goodwin (Director)
DDI: +64 9 921 5002


Ivan McIntosh


Ivan has practised law for more than 18 years in the fields of Property and Commercial Law. He specialises in all forms of property developments, including freehold and unit title subdivisions and construction, proportional ownership schemes and all forms of pooled investor fund projects and joint ventures.

Having also worked in-house with a listed investment property trust on various Auckland developments, Ivan has seen the legal coalface from both sides as an in-house counsel "client" and, for the past ten years, as a private practice lawyer with both a large Auckland firm and a smaller boutique practice.

Ivan has also acted for both borrowers or lenders, including major NZ trading banks, on property and commercial financing transactions.

Ivan's passion outside work is rugby, particularly following the exploits of his sons, or just settling back to relax with a book.
Ivan McIntosh (Director)
DDI: +64 9 921 5026
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Geoff Levy


Geoff has joined Carter Atmore Law as a consultant after many years as a partner in Neumegen and Company, and more recently a director of Rutherford Legal Limited.

As a senior practitioner he has a broad range of general legal experience. In particular, Geoff has considerable experience in immigration law and has acted for a wide range of immigration clients covering all aspects of immigration law.

His understanding of key issues in this field has involved him in acting in many complex and difficult cases for his clients with successful results in a large number of them.

Other areas of practice include arbitration and mediation, commercial advice and transactions, commercial and residential property, cross border issues, trusts and wills.

Geoff is very approachable, and is involved in charitable and community activities. He will meet with clients at times convenient to them.
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DDI: +64 9 921 5018


Catherine Sumpter

Senior Solicitor

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Catherine was born in France and is of French West Indian descent. She moved to New Zealand in 2002 after spending 15 years in the United Kingdom (Glasgow and London) and one year in Sydney working as a teacher of modern languages. Catherine graduated from the University of Auckland with her Law Degree and was admitted to the Bar in 2007. She also holds an English Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in French Linguistics from the University of Tours in France.

Catherine has devoted a considerable amount of her time to the French community in Auckland. She is one of two approved Legal Counsel to the French Embassy in Wellington, a role she has held since 2009. From 2011 to 2014 she was appointed by ministerial decree as a Foreign Trade Adviser (Conseillère du Commerce Extérieur) to the French Embassy in Wellington on legal issues for a three year mandate, and was honorary legal Counsel to Auckland Accueil, a (now defunct) not-for-profit organisation for French newcomers in Auckland. She has been a member of the Board of the French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Inc since 2011, and acted as Vice-President from 2014 to 2017. She is also a Deputy Chair of the Board of the New Zealand Pacific Business Council and a member as emerging leader of the SUPER Diverse Women organisation.

Accordingly, Catherine has developed a practice with French-speaking clients based in New Zealand and abroad.She practises in the areas of Commercial Law, Estate Administration, Property Law and Relationship Property. She has a special interest in advising foreign investors (private or commercial) wanting to do business in New Zealand. In the past, she has worked at firms specialising in general civil litigation and franchising. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys cooking, scuba diving, archaeology and travelling.
Catherine Sumpter (Senior Solicitor)
DDI: +64 9 921 5016
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Janet Jarman

Registered Senior Legal Executive

Janet has worked as a Legal Executive for over 30 years and is a fellow of the NZ Institute of Legal Executives. She joined Atmore Law, as it was previously known, in 1999 and has been with Carter Atmore Law since its inception in 2006.
Previously Janet has worked for law firms in Palmerston North, Mount Maunganui and Tauranga as well as larger and smaller Auckland law firms. Her past experience includes family, civil and company law.
With Carter Atmore Law, Janet is involved mainly with commercial and private client property transactions, refinancing, trusts, wills, estates as well as company administration.
In her spare time, Janet prefers to be outdoors playing golf, walking to maintain fitness or gardening. 
Janet Jarman (Registered Senior Legal Executive)
DDI: +64 9 921 5006


Dian Zhang

Compliance Officer & Trust Account Administrator

Dian is responsible for Asian client development and liaison, and promoting the firm within regions of mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, in addition to Asians based in New Zealand. She also undertakes para legal support roles for the firm.

Dian graduated from Massey University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Studies. She continued studying for a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business & Administration, and a Master's Degree in Management, for which she majored in International Business.

Dian has been working at Carter Atmore Law since 2010, and started doing administration work for our trust account in 2012. In 2018 she was appointed as the firm’s AML compliance officer.

Monday - Friday, 10 am to 4 pm
Dian Zhang (Asian Marketing Manager)
DDI: +64 9 921 5004


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Katrina Jarman

Legal PA

Katrina has a variety of roles including attending to reception, administration including deeds and file maintenance and general work for authors. She enjoys using computers and maintains the content of this website.

In her spare time, Katrina enjoys reading and geeking out on all things fantasy and sci-fi, as well as upskilling with website coding and learning languages.
Katrina Jarman (Legal PA)
DDI: +64 9 921 5000




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