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Wynn Williams

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Auckland, Christchurch

Jeremy Johnson

Work +64 9 300 2600
Wynn Williams

Work Department

Dispute Resolution




Jeremy is an experienced litigator and dispute resolution specialist. He has particular expertise in commercial, insolvency, equity and trust law. Jeremy is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and holds a STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes, placing first in his global class. Jeremy has offices in both Christchurch and Auckland and is a member of the firm's board.

Jeremy has an ability to quickly grasp a legal situation and provide accurate, commercially realistic advice at short notice. He regularly appears before courts at all levels.

Jeremy is recognised as being a leader in his field by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019, and is also recognised by the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 and Chambers Global 2019 legal guides. He is recommended for his "outstanding service" with "the client-handling skills to make a top-class litigator". One client describes him as an "excellent strategic litigator and thinker. He is very responsive and well regarded by other practitioners, which makes negotiations more streamlined". Another client describes him as "extremely creative and goes the extra mile".

Previous directories said that Jeremy is "in a league of his own", “an excellent young lawyer who has a sharp intellect, and is a good tactician and a very good communicator. His approach in court is courteous and disarming" while one impressed client enthused that he is "probably the most outstanding young lawyer I have ever met”.

Jeremy is a Fellow of the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand for Arbitration; he is the youngest person to have achieved this distinction. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Jeremy also received the Sir Ronald Davison Award for excellence in arbitral award writing. He is available to appear as counsel in arbitrations and to take appointments as an arbitrator.

Jeremy was awarded the 2017 NZ Law Awards Artemis Executive Recruitment Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year (under 35). Being described as "a clear winner in this category", the judges praised Jeremy for having an impressive career to date.

Outside of work, Jeremy is active in the community. He serves as Deputy Legal Advisor to the Primates of New Zealand and Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, and has served as a member of the Legislation Design Advisory Committee which reviews proposed legislation for the Attorney-General and Parliament.

Jeremy is actively involved in educational governance. He is a member of Te Kaunihera one of the governing bodies of the College of St John the Evangelist. Jeremy is also a Fellow of Christ’s College, Canterbury, and is the current President of the Christ’s College Old Boys’ Association.

Jeremy has a BA and LLB (Hons) from the University of Canterbury and an LLM, with first class honours, from the University of Cambridge.


Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ)
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Trusts Special Interest Group
New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Insolvency Special Interest Group
Ecclesiastical Law Society
Legislation Advisory Committee
Vice Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch


LLM - University of Cambridge
BA, LLB (Hons) - University of Canterbury

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