Baden Meyer’s Standard Hourly Rate
NZD$400.00 plus GST (if applicable)

Flat Fees
In some cases Baden is happy to set a fixed fee for work to be undertaken. That fixed fee gives the client certainty over the cost of any work to be undertaken. Baden is happy to discuss a possible fixed fee on a case-by-case basis.

Daily Rate for Lead Counsel
NZ High Court, Employment Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court appearances
NZD$2,600.00 plus GST

Law Clerks and Staff Barristers
Hourly rates vary from NZD$120 - NZD$220 plus GST

Pro Bono
Baden does undertake a proportion of pro bono work for parties who are not entitled to legal aid. Pro bono instructions will be accepted subject to the New Zealand Law Society code of ethics relating to barristers and workload.

Baden regularly requests that a retainer be paid at the commencement of any new instruction as security for any work in progress.  Generally a fee notes will be issued every two weeks.  It is our preference that our fee notes are paid on receipt and that our retainer is returned to you once my final fee note has been paid.

Where is the retainer held
The retainer is always held in a solicitor’s trust account.  As with all barristers we do not have a trust account.  Your retainer cannot be accessed without your written permission, usually by way of an email, approval.

Preferred Payment Methods

Invoice Basis
To make the process of paying as easy as possible our invoices can be paid via bank transfer or online credit card payment.

  1. Bank Transfers should be paid to our ANZ account number:

06-0807-0192322-00 Please include the invoice number as the reference.

  1. Please contact us to make a credit card payment via PayPal.


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.

Contact Us

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