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Meares Williams provides regular articles and updates on a variety of areas of law, including the the impact of current COVID-19 pandemic...

The Privacy Act 2020

By: Robert Cooper

The Privacy Act 2020 - What does it mean for you?

Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986

By: Kate Warren

The reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 legislation is intended to modernise New Zealand’s rental laws, to promote good faith relationships and to ensure there are appropriate protections in place for both tenants and landlords.

Changes to the Building Act 2004

By: Emma-Jane Moore

Changes to the Building Act 2004

Covid-19 Alert Level Two

By: Kate Warren

Our offices are open from Monday, 18 May under Level 2 restrictions

COVID-19 and Business Interruption Insurance

By: Kate Warren

The application of Business Interruption insurance policies was a hot topic during the Canterbury Earthquakes and is yet again in the spotlight due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is an uncertain and unprecedented time that comes with many challenges, particularly for businesses.

Anti-money laundering and Countering financing of terrorism – our second year of compliance

By: Elaine Ramsay

Money laundering and the growth of terrorist financing is a threat to our way of life. Globally, trillions of dollars of “dirty money” are laundered through the financial system. In New Zealand, authorities conservatively estimate that 1.3 billion is laundered through the economy annually.

New Trust Law

By: Emma-Jane Moore

As you may already be aware, the new Trusts Act 2019 has been passed and will come into force from 30th January 2021. This new Act has modernised existing trust law and includes some fundamental changes.
Robert Cooper

Meares Williams Staff

Robert Cooper


Robert joined Meares Williams in 2017. He attended St Bede’s College and graduated from the University of Canterbury in April 2017 with an LLB and a BSc majoring in economics.

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