Jared Ormsby | NZ Lawyer Hotlist 2014

by Aidan Devine22 Apr 2014
Jared OrmsbyJared Ormsby,
Wynn Williams

The Canterbury earthquakes have certainly left their scars on the community, with none more symbolic than the continuing dispute over the future of the historic Christchurch Cathedral.

Jared Ormsby, who is an adviser to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, has played a pivotal role in this litigation, acting for the Anglican Church in the Court of Appeal and High Court in relation to the deconstruction of Christchurch Cathedral, and successfully opposing leave before the Supreme Court. This case successfully determined that the Anglican Church was entitled to deconstruct the iconic Christchurch Cathedral and build a new cathedral in its stead.

It’s a divisive issue, but without doubt one of the most significant matters of national importance to come before the courts in recent times. It continues a string of high-profile cases for Ormsby, who is also Wynn Williams’ executive chairman.

Executive Chairman & Partner, Wynn Williams Lawyer (2007)
Sullivan & Cromwell, New York (1995-1996)
Years of Experience:
  • Leading Corporate Lawyer, Chambers Asia Pacific 2014
  • Recommended in Asia Pacific Legal 500 2014
  • External legal Adviser to CERA (Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority) and CEAG (Chief Executives Advisory Group)
  • Member New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Trusts Special Interest Group
  • Member New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Insolvency Special Interest Group
  • Member of the Disciplinary Committee of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Member Canterbury District Law Society Litigation Committee
  • Member Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
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