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CAROLINA TIUMALU

Barrister

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. 

Carolina regularly appears in the Family Court and convenes counsel led round table meetings and mediations.

In addition to Family Court work, Carolina regularly sits as a Disputes Tribunal Referee. Carolina is also a Panel lawyer for the Abuse in care inquiry and is a member of the New Zealand Parole Board.


Contribution to the community is of key importance to Carolina and she has 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 as a mentor for children and young people.


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.