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 - Director
Jeremy has practised law for more than 30 years, and is a very experienced commercial lawyer, whilst maintaining a very friendly, approachable manner. His primary focus areas are commercial, property and trusts. During his career he has worked in big and small firms gaining valuable insight to assist you with your requirements.
As a director at Carter Atmore Law he has acted on the disposal of property developments and their funding, and 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 in 2010, when he scored a hole in one at The Grange, on the 15th hole.
Clare Chen - Lawyer
Clare was born and raised in China and came to New Zealand in 1997 as a scholarship student. She graduated with a law degree from the University of Auckland and started her legal career in 2005. Her areas of practice include conveyancing, litigation, immigration and family.
Clare worked as an Immigration Officer for Immigration New Zealand before returning to New Zealand private practice in early 2016. She has helped clients from different cultures in various legal matters, achieving successful outcomes in many complex immigration cases and appeals.
Clare recently joined Carter Atmore Law to expand her practice areas with greater emphasis on immigration, property, company and family matters.
DDI: +64 9 921 5016
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 has worked in Palmerston North, Mount Maunganui and Tauranga, as well as larger and smaller Auckland law firms.
Janet is now involved mainly with commercial and private client property transactions, refinancing, trusts, wills, estates, and company administration, and works to ensure a seamless transaction for you.
In her spare time, Janet enjoys playing golf, attending gym classes, aquaerobics and gardening.
Hours: Monday to Tuesday and Thursday to Friday, full time
DDI: +64 9 921 5006
Chris Rolfe - Consultant Lawyer
Chris is an experienced general practice lawyer having spent many years as a partner at Neumegen & Co and more recently as the founding partner at Law & Legal Ltd. His focus is and always has been on quality, innovative, and cutting edge legal services providing support for his clients faced with the complexity of today's challenging environment.
Chris offers a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of law, with particular emphasis in the areas of business, residential and commercial property, leases, trusts and family property services.
His other interests are eclectic, and include reading widely on a variety of topics, sport, travel, learning a language, community issues, keeping fit and keeping up with his grandchildren.
DDI: +64 9 921 5034
Geoff Levy - Legal Consultant
In late 2017, Geoff joined Carter Atmore Law as a consultant after many years as a partner in Neumegen and Company, and more recently as 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 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.
DDI: +64 9 921 5018
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 those 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.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm
DDI: +64 9 921 5004
Joy Xiao - Office Administrator
Joy is responsible for a variety of administrative duties.
Hours: Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 10 am to 5 pm
DDI: +64 9 921 5014
Katrina Jarman - Legal PA
Katrina has a variety of roles including attending to reception, general file work for authors, and administration including deeds and file maintenance. She enjoys using computers, and problem solving when it comes to software. She also helps to maintain the content of this website.
In her spare time, Katrina enjoys reading and geeking out on all things fantasy and sci-fi.
DDI: +64 9 921 5000
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