Most work sent to Baden and his team is referred to them by solicitors.  Baden is also often approached directly by existing and potential new clients with queries or instructions – Baden is happy with this approach.

All barristers are required, by the regulations that govern the legal profession, to be instructed by a solicitor.  Clients generally cannot instruct Baden and his team directly; however there are some exceptions.  As such, a solicitor is required to instruct Baden in conjunction with the client – such a solicitor is commonly referred to as an ‘instructing solicitor’. These rules are to be amended from July 1st 2015 and Baden may be able to take direct instructions from a new or existing client; Baden can be contacted to discuss how this new process will work and if it is applicable to your situation.

An instructing solicitor can be a solicitor that the client uses or has used in the past for other matters. Alternatively, Baden and his team can provide a new client with recommendations as to potential appropriate instructing solicitors.  Baden is happy provide further information about this process and the associated costs, if any, on request.


Baden Meyer attended Otago University graduating with an LLB in 2000. Following his admission as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2002 Baden worked as a member of several litigation teams in various highly regarded New Zealand firms before becoming a member of the independent bar in 2010.

Baden decided to become a barrister and work for himself because he enjoys the client contact and is energised by the challenge of advocating for his clients, whether in negotiation or litigation. Baden is able to keep his finger on the pulse of his clients’ matters at all times, from start to finish.

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Baden Meyer - Barrister
Level 5, 43 High Street, Auckland City
PO Box 105-629 Auckland 1143
Phone: 021 02711653