BENNET CASTELINO - Barrister and Solicitor

Bennet is the Director of  Castlefinnlaw. He has been a lawyer in India since 1985 and is also a lawyer in New Zealand.


  • Bachelor of Laws (Bombay University) and member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra.                                                        Bennet Castelino
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Bombay University).
  • Company Secretaryship, and member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
  • Financial Management (Bombay University).
  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Otago) and admitted as member to the New Zealand Bar.
  • Qualifed in Chartered Secretaryship conducted by  Chartered Secretaryship New Zealand. Was its member till 2014.

Work History

  • Extensive experience since 1984 in Law, finance, accounts, commercial and corporate laws. He was corporate advisor to top level Management in the corporate sector. He has specialised expertise in the securities, finance, capital market and forex trading.
  • Practices before the Civil and Criminal jurisdictions in the High Court, District Court and Supreme Court of India. Filed PILs in India and also appeared in  the landmark CAG matter. His activities in the legal political and social filed has been widely reported in the media.
  • Appears regularly in the New Zealand Civil, criminal and family law jurisdiction of the District Courts at Papakura, Pukekohe, Manukau, Waitakere, and Auckland. He has completed nearly one thousand criminal, family and civil cases, and also appeared in land mark Judicial Review cases in the Auckland High Court Civil jurisdiction and appeared in the Court of Appeal criminal jurisdiction.
  • He is also a categorised Criminal and Family Legal Aid Provider.
  • He is married with two children.
  • He has been involved in community organisations including a board of trustee member for Indian Welfare and Business Organisation and is actively involved in Indian, Pacific and many other charitable organisations.

About me

Commitment to Social Justice and the Right of Equality.

  • In a multi-cultural environment as New Zealand, Castlefinn Law is strongly committed to issues of social justice, human rights, child abuse and secular values. I have a good and proven track-record of this. I have done pro bono cases that uphold the Rule of Law and fight for justice even though the vast majority may decide to turn a blind eye to what is happening around them. I have assisted migrants while they integrate into the New Zealand culture and values.
  • I am willing to lend my services to take up political and social issues that infringe the personal liberty of an individual and strongly uphold the rights and freedom of the human spirit.

Contact me at:

Cell: 027-304 8476
After hours: 09 264 1238
Skype: Castlefinnlaw
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