Welcome to Meares Williams Lawyers

Meares Williams has been serving Christchurch and Canterbury people and businesses for over 100 years

Meares Williams Lawyers is a Christchurch law firm with a reputation for providing quality legal services to a broad range of national and international clients.

Meares Williams has a strong sense of community values and focuses on delivering outstanding service to our clients and nurturing long lasting relationships.

We are in touch with the latest developments, requirements and precedents and we provide a comprehensive range of personalised legal services across numerous areas of law. If you are seeking outstanding private legal services in Christchurch or around New Zealand, you can be sure we will deliver quality legal support.
Meares Williams Legal Services
What we do
Property Law and Conveyancing

Property Law and Conveyancing

Whether buying your first home or expanding your commercial property empire, we provide quick and cost-effective advice on negotiating appropriate terms and conditions of an Agreement for Sale and Purchase.
Rural Law

Rural Law

Our team has a wealth of experience in farm purchases, sales, financing, leases and related matters such as Fonterra shares and structures of ownership to maximise asset protection, while providing flexibility and control.
Business and Commercial Law

Business and Commercial Law

We provide sound and practical advice on business and commercial law matters for all types of businesses and structures.
Trusts and Asset Protection

Trusts and Asset Protection

We provide guidance on prudent procedures which should be established and maintained to ensure the desired protections are not prejudiced.
Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We regularly advise clients on a variety of matters, arguments over warranties, liquidation and bankruptcy proceedings and allegations of negligence.
Relationship Property and Family Law

Relationship Property and Family Law

Relationship Property Agreements are an appropriate way of protecting clients’ property and interests and therefore avoiding disputes and associated costs.
Gerard Richardson

Meares Williams Staff

Gerard Richardson

Consulting Partner

Gerard is a senior private client advisor with extensive experience in town and rural conveyancing and has a long association with many farming families throughout the Canterbury Region.

Meares Williams in Canterbury

Our Offices

Christchurch Office
First Floor, 225 Papanui Road
Christchurch 8014
Rolleston Office
Rolleston Square
78 Rolleston Drive
Rolleston 7614
Lincoln Office
43 Gerald Street
Lincoln 7608
Darfield Office
Darfield Business Hub
68 South Terrace
Darfield 7510

Our Postal address


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