Anita Chan KC is one of New Zealand’s leading family law barristers. She was appointed to the rank of King’s Counsel in 2014.  Anita’s practice is in complex relationship property and child cases, often with an international element (parties or property overseas, cross-border child abduction, forum disputes). Anita is often retained as counsel in cases involving farms, trusts, high-value assets, and complex asset structures. Anita is also appointed by the Courts as lawyer for children, a role she particularly enjoys.

Anita is a Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers ( Only those practitioners recognised as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries are admitted as Fellows of the Academy. Anita presently serves as counsel to the Academy and has previously held the offices of Vice-President, Counsel, Parliamentarian and Governor respectively.

Anita chaired the New Zealand Law Society Family Law Section from 2000-2001. Anita is a member of the NZAL Board’s Litigation Committee and is the current Chair of FairWay Resolution Limited.

Anita will be liaising with the NZLS Family Law Section and the New Zealand Bar Association.