John Carter

Present Position

Barrister & Solicitor, Arbitrator & Mediator

Professional Experience

Over 50 years in dispute resolution as counsel, solicitor, legal adviser to lay arbitrators and as arbitrator and mediator. I have arbitrated or mediated approximately 50 disputes.

Career Summary

1967-2013. Practising Barrister and Solicitor and former partner (managing partner) in McElroy Milne, McElroy Morrison, managing partner of Carter & Partners and Consultant. Now practising on my own account.


Committee Member and Past President NZ Branch, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, Foundation Committee Member of AMINZ, Former member of Public Issues, Property Disputes and Neighbourhood Law Office Committees of Auckland District Law Society.


New Zealand section of “Commercial Arbitration Law in Asia and Pacific”, published by ICC Court of Arbitration, Paris; formerly monthly contributor for four years to “On-Site” and “Building Today” magazines; various seminar papers for New Zealand Institute.

Speciality Areas

Construction, engineering, property, valuation, /rental/lease law, rent reviews, insurance, relationship property, employment, environmental and commercial and business law.


Fellow (Arbitration), Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand Inc. AMINZ Panel of Arbitrators, AMINZ Panel of Mediators, FCIArb, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Chartered Arbitrator, LLB (Hons)