Carolina Tiumalu holds LLB and BCom (Econ) degrees and was admitted to the bar in 2003.
Over the course of her career, Carolina has enjoyed working as a general practice lawyer undertaking property, minor criminal and traffic, wills, trusts and estates work before focusing on the area of Family Law and litigation.
Carolina’s current work is focused primarily on matters in the Family Court where she is also a Court appointed Lawyer for child and Counsel to assist.
Carolina regularly appears in the Family Court and convenes counsel led round table meetings and mediations.
In addition to Family Court work, Carolina has held a warrant as a Referee on the Disputes Tribunal of New Zealand and was a legal assistance panel lawyer for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care.
Carolina is currently appointed as a member of the New Zealand Parole Board
Contribution to the community is of key importance to Carolina. She is a volunteer at the Citizens Advice Bureau and is a mentor for children and young people. Carolina has previously served as a board member of a South Auckland based women’s refuge, as an executive member and Secretary of the Pacific Lawyers Association and a mentor with Project K.
Carolina is a keen traveller and enjoys engaging with people from all walks of life. Carolina is also a Samoan language speaker.
Carolina is a member of the New Zealand Law Society, the Family Law Section, the New Zealand Bar Association and the Pacific Lawyers Association.
Carolina is approved to take direct instructions and welcomes private and legal aid instructions.