Jeremy Sutton is based in Bastion Chambers on Shortland Street, Auckland. Jeremy focuses on high net worth and financially complex divorce cases throughout New Zealand and offshore. Jeremy has extensive experience in this area and is focused on achieving the best results for you when negotiating agreements, during mediation and in Court.

Jeremy Sutton

Jeremy is a senior family lawyer, who assists with high net worth, financially complex divorce cases. He has a particular expertise in cases that involve trusts, businesses and significant investment portfolios.

Jeremy is known for his pragmatic approach in divorce negotiations. He represents his clients personally at round table meetings and in mediation. He frequently appears in the Family Court, High Court and sometimes the Court of Appeal. Until recently, Jeremy was the convenor of the Auckland Family Courts Association. He is also a lecturer at the College of Law and runs workshops for New Zealand’s law students.

Jeremy is an accredited mediator and works through FairWay Resolution.

As part of his commitment to giving back and ensuring all New Zealander’s have equal access to justice regardless of income level, Jeremy also dedicates a portion of his time to legal aid work at www.legalaidlawyer.co.nz.

Jeremy’s opinions are often sought by news media. He currently has a column in the business section of the New Zealand Herald, called The Ex-Files. He has made many presentations at legal gatherings throughout Australasia. His papers, on a variety of topics, are in the LexisNexis Family Law Guide.

Jeremy is married with three young children.


Qualifications, Career

  • Member of the New Zealand Bar Association
  • Member of the Family Law Section
  • Member of the Auckland Family Courts Association
  • Member of Board of Trustee of START
  • Seminars on relationship property to ADLS & NZLS
  • Mediation Accreditation from the Resolution Institute
  • Presenter of NZLS Webinar – Progressing your case during COVID-19 restrictions

Jeremy is highly professional, knowledgeable and empathetic. He listens and is responsive to challenging situations, being proactive when necessary. His communication is effective. His advice is sound. Jeremy is incredibly supportive in his guidance through the process and knows how to level the playing field and keep things moving. His expert contacts are the best too.

A difficult time when you need the best around you.


I knew nothing of Jeremy until I randomly heard him on the radio. What caught my attention was his willingness to provide practical advice, and to help ordinary people find their way through those often daunting legal processes. When I contacted Jeremy, he proved to be approachable, obliging, and happy to offer options for dealing with the matter at hand.


Jeremy’s style was refreshing – empathetic, direct and focused on my priorities. Communication is important to me and he exceeded my expectations in terms of clarity, frequency and availability. Jeremy is very experienced and provided extremely sound counsel. Highly recommend.


In the time I have worked with Jeremy, I have found him to be pragmatic yet empathetic to his clients’ needs. Jeremy’s professional, consistent and dedicated approach serves his clients well from the start of separation to the final stages of divorce. I highly recommend Jeremy to anyone seeking a family lawyer, as he possesses a superior level of knowledge and skill that clients require to navigate their way through a separation.

Danielle Turnbull, Divorce Coach (NZ)

Jeremy was extremely helpful in communicating family court process and timeframes to achieve as harmonious as possible outcome. Some key benefits in dealing with Jeremy were the prior planning of court proceedings and the preparation of the information required. Communication was excellent and Jeremy’s no nonsense and practical court performance was of the highest calibre.


Jeremy was my second opinion and was recommended by a friend. I found Jeremy and his team’s straight talking , no nonsense approach was just the ticket in helping me make informed decisions at what was a very difficult time. I would like to thank Jeremy Sutton Law for their hard work and would highly recommend their service to anyone seeking legal advice around separation.


I had the pleasure of working with Jeremy for 6 months and would not have had the results I did if it wasn’t for them. If ever you need brilliant, hands on, no nonsense, straight forward, honest and up front lawyer then Jeremy is your man. He has a great understanding of the emotional effects the process takes on every individual and shows sincerity towards your situation. He gets the job done and keeps you in the loop every step of the way. To me personally having to deal with the Family Court is stressful in itself to say the least, but he makes you feel at ease as you are properly informed of all stages of the process as you go along. At the end of the day, you get what you pay for and what you want is results. Absolutely worth giving him a call. Thank you Jeremy!!!


Jeremy Sutton represented me on finalising my recent separation and child support agreement. He was well informed, thorough in his advice and cost-conscious to meet my personal requirements. I appreciated Jeremy’s calmness during my turmoil but also his toughness when required. I highly recommend him.


Jeremy Sutton handled the separation with professionalism and sensitivity. He was able to guide the dealings with all the parties involved quickly and concisely and made a potentially difficult situation manageable and amicable. I appreciated that he was there to answer all my questions, structure the fees so that I knew what I was to pay and to keep that within my means and was upfront with the whole process from beginning to end. The end result has left myself and my ex-partner on good terms and I am financially secure for my children’s future.


Jeremy Sutton has a strong moral compass, he shows empathy and compassion. He is sound, fair and always direct. Separation is not an easy journey, but he is able to guide you through the legal process. Jeremy will call in experts in other fields, where needed. You will find yourself in safe hands with him and his team.


When I was at a tough point in my divorce proceedings my sister came across Jeremy’s website and words cannot express how truly grateful I am. I was very happy that he was so willing to take on my case at such short notice. I have nothing but the best to say about Jeremy – he has been absolutely phenomenal. From the very first meeting I knew that I could completely trust Jeremy — he was compassionate, personable, experienced and knowledgable. I never thought that my worry, anxiety and stress could be illuminated in a two-hour meeting. Jeremy told me what to expect from the outset and how he was going to proceed with my case. I felt protected, at ease, and supported throughout the whole process. Jeremy always made insightful and reasonable proposals for me to review and consider. Being a great communicator, he helped me when I felt overwhelmed and took his time to explain things to ease my apprehension. At no time did I feel pressured by Jeremy and never did he suggest I make a decision about anything that wasn’t in my best interest. We had upfront discussions about costs, which were fair and reasonable.

Jeremy Sutton and his staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. When the restrictions allow us to meet, we will require proof of vaccination prior to the meeting. All other meetings will be conducted via Zoom.Click here to learn more.