LLB, Associate
Guy Carter
Guy joined the national Dispute Resolution Team in 2014 after three years working in the litigation team at a major commercial firm in Wellington.  He graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Laws.

Guy primarily works on complex commercial disputes, but has also acted for the defence in criminal cases and on family disputes.

Guy was part of the winning team in the 2015 National Young Lawyers Mooting Competition.

"I enjoy assisting our clients with their legal needs. I draw particular satisfaction from finding pragmatic solutions in a timely and efficient manner."
Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.


Recent Projects

  • Appeared as junior counsel for local authorities in the successful defence of a judicial review of the Land Use Recovery Plan.
  • Appeared as junior counsel in the High Court and Court of Appeal in a dispute regarding the interpretation of a company constitution.
  • Appeared as sole counsel in the High Court in a tenancy dispute involving the application of an arbitration clause.
  • Appeared as sole counsel in the District Court defending a leaky building claim.
  • As part of his previous role, he was part of the team that successfully defended the representative action brought by Feltex shareholders against the directors, issuers and promoters of the Feltex IPO.

Recent Articles


Law Commission Adopts Pragmatic Approach to Pecuniary Penalties

The recently released Law Commission report on pecuniary penalties accepts that pecuniary penalties are a legitimate tool. However, the Law Commission has made nine recommendations that will mean future legislation invoking penalty regimes will be more principled and uniform. Unfortunately, little has been done about overhauling the pecuniary regimes that are already in place. Pecuniary penalty regimes have become increasingly prevalent, but are drafted on a somewhat ad hoc basis. That created a legislative environment that can appear unclear and unprincipled, a climate that prompted the Law Commission review.

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Statutory demand procedure available to liquidators to collect voidable transactions

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Damien Grant and Stephen Khov v Lotus Gardens Limited [2014] NZCA 127 overturns a High Court decision which held that liquidators could not use the statutory demand process to collect monies under transactions that had been set aside under the voidable transaction provisions of the Companies Act 1993 (the "Act"). The Court of Appeal held that s 295 of the Act is not the only process available to liquidators to recover transactions that have been set aside. Section 295 of the Act sets out the various discretionary orders a Court can make following a transaction being set aside.

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+64 3 379 2467
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