STRATEGIC

LEGAL ADVICE

PUBLIC LAW
TRUST LITIGATION
COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE AND INSURANCE
MAORI LAW
ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION

EXPERIENCE

JARED ORMSBY
LLB, BCOM, TEP

Tel: +64 274 797 376

jared@jaredormsby.co.nz

Jared is an expert in complex litigation and appellate work.  He has represented some of New Zealand's largest organisations and has appeared as counsel in the Privy Council and Supreme Court of New Zealand on some of New Zealand's leading cases.  He regularly appears as counsel in the Court of Appeal and High Court.   

​Jared regularly litigates all forms of commercial disputes including professional negligence, contract, construction, relationship property and insurance disputes.

​Jared is a recognised leader in complex trust and fiduciary litigation and has acted in relation to New Zealand's most complex disputes including Kain v Hutton, Chirnside v Faye, Re Burnett Mt Cook Station Chartiable Trust, and The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust v Church Property Trustees (the Christchurch Cathedral) and Pangani Properties Limited v Lloyd & Nevill.  He has been a presenter or member of the organising committee for the NZLS Trusts Conference for the last eight years.  He is a member of the Canterbury-Westland Trust Committee and in 2016 was appointed by the Minister of Justice as one of the experts on the Trust Law Reform reference group.

Jared is also one of New Zealand's leading public law litigators.  He has a strong track record of providing strategic advice on all aspects of public law litigation and has acted on some of New Zealand's leading judicial review decisions including litigation over electricity regulation, emergency planning legislation for earthquake recovery, the land use recovery plan, Treaty of Waitangi/Iwi litigation, and the Christchurch Cathedral.

​Jared was previously the National Managing Partner of Wynn Williams and its senior litigation partner.  He is recognised in the 2018, 2017, and 2016 Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Directory as a Leader in his field:  Christchurch based Jared Ormsby is characterised by peers as "a very experienced, pragmatic, and wise litigation practitioner.  Jared was the 2017 New Zealand Law Awards' Crowe Horwath Managing Partner of the Year. 

EDUCATION & CAREER
  • Educated at University of Canterbury

  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 2003

  • Partner, Wynn Williams - 2007 to 2018

  • Board Member, Wynn Williams and Cathedral Guardians Ltd - 2009 - 2018

  • Executive Chair / National Managing Partner, Wynn Williams 2012 -2018​

MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society Culture Change Taskforce

  • New Zealand Bar Association

  • Member of the Trusts Committee of the Canterbury-Westland Branch of the New Zealand Law Society - 2015 - Present

  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

  • Investigator appointed by New Zealand Law Society under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants New Zealand, Trust Special Interest Group and Insovency Special Interest Group

  • Associate Member of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand

  • Institute of Directors

  • Former Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

  • Former Member and Deputy Convenor of the Litigation Committee of the Canterbury-Westland Branch of the New Zealand Law Society 2008 - 2014

 
 

RECENT CASES

  • Watherston v PGW Rural Capital Ltd [2019] NZHC 22

  • Pangani Properties Limited v Lloyd [2018] NZHC 1982

  • City Financial Investment Company (New Zealand) Ltd v Transpower New Zealand Ltd [2018] NZHC 1488

  • Re Lane [2018] NZHC 1272, [2017] NZHC 3144

  • Canterbury Regional Coucil v King House Removals Southland Ltd [2018] NZHC 873

  • Purau Moorings Association Inc v Canterbury Regional Council [2018] NZHC 462

  • Talbot v Talbot [2017] NZCA 507, [2018] NZFLR 128, [2017] NZHC 832, [2017] NZHC 257, [2016] NZHC 2382, [2016] NZFLR 1019, [2016] NZHC 759

  • Canterbury Regional Council v Mahon [2017] NZHC 2132

  • Butterfield v Public Trust [2017] NZCA 367, [2017 NZAR 1439, (2017) 23 PRNZ 575, [2017] NZCCLR 27

  • Pure Crystal Holdings v Canterbury Regional Council [2017] NZHC 1885

  • YYK v Monkey Business Ltd [2017] NZHC 1112

  • Re Burnett Mount Cook Station Charitable Trust [2017] NZHC 169, [2016] NZHC 2669, (2016) NZTR 26-024, [2016] NZHC 2361, [2016] NZHC 2214

  • Greig v Hutchison [2016] NZCA 479, [2016] NZFLR 905, (2016) 31 FRNZ 155, [2015] NZHC 3067

  • Public Trust v Silverfern Vineyards Ltd (No 2) [2016] NZHC 1656

  • Re Public Trust, ex parte O'Connor [2016] NZHC 1175

  • Public Trust v Silverfern Vineyards Ltd [2016] NZHC 1002, [2015] NZHC 3067

  • Watkins v Watkins [2015] NZFC 140440

  • Bell v Bell [2015] NZHC 3059

  • Ngāti Te Ata v New Zealand Steel Mining Ltd [2015] NZCA 547, [2016] NZAR 38

  • McKeown v Small [2015] NZHC 2091

  • Powell v Powell [2015] NZAR 1886

  • OM Hardware Ltd v Body Corporate 303662 (2015) 15 NZCPR 921

  • Canterbury Regional Council v Peacocke [2015] NZCCLR 17

  • Greig v Hutchison [2015] NZFLR 587

  • Allied Concrete Limited v Meltzer and Hayward as liq of Window Holdings Limited [2015] 10 NZBLC 99-717

  • Lake Hayes Property Holdings Ltd v Petherbridge [2014] 15 NZCPR 590

  • Independent Fisheries Ltd v Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery [2013] 2 NZLR 397

  • Church Property Trustees v Attorney-General [2013] 2 NZLR 428

  • Great Christchurch Buildings Trust v Church Property Trustees [2013] 3 NZLR 597

  • Great Christchurch Buildings Trust v Church Property Trustees [2013] 2 NZLR 230

  • Independent Fisheries Ltd v Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery [2012] NZAR 785

  • Ruscoe v Canterbury Policy Holders [2012] 2 NZLR 438; (2011) 9 NZBLC 103,483

  • Tui Trust Mining Ltd v Minister of Energy (2011) 16 ELRNZ 505; [2012] NZRMA 25

  • GP 96 Ltd v FM Custodians Ltd [2011] 12 NZCPR 489

  • F M Custodians Ltd v Pinot Rouge New Zealand Ltdv [2011] 12 NZCPR 155

  • Reynolds v Peter [2010] 20 PRNZ 774

  • Williams v Cazemier [2009] 11 NZCPR 79

  • Kain v Hutton [2008] 3 NZLR 589

  • Chirnside v Fay [2007] 1 NZLR 433

  • Ngati Apa Ki Te Waipounamu Trust v Attorney General of New Zealand and others [2007] 2 NZLR 80

  • Kain v Hutton [2007] 3 NZLR 349

  • Wilfred v Chief Executive of the Department of Labour [2007] NZAR 237

  • Penny v Penny [2006] NZFLR 477

  • Chirnside v Fay (No 2) [2005] 3 NZLR 689

  • P v P [2005] NZFLR 689

  • Penny v Penny (No 4) [2005] 25 FRNZ 320

  • Aoraki Water Trust v Meridian Energy Ltd [2005] 2 NZLR 268

  • Shepherd v Disputes Tribunal [2004] NZAR 319

  • Chirnside & Rattray Properties Ltd v Fay, Supreme Court [2004] 3 NZLR 637, [2005] 3 NZLR 689) (CA)

 

ARTICLES

PUBLISHED

  • Trust Law Reform, Trusts Conference (2017) NZLS

  • Author (with J Moses) Trusts for Company and Commercial Lawyers (2015) NZLS

  • Clayton v Clayton: Trust Busting (2015)

  • Lending to Trusts (with J Kenny), 2010

  • Contributing author Equity and Trusts in New Zealand, Butler (ed), Brookers 2009

  • Trustees Indemnity: Litigation Costs [2008] NZLJ 468

  • "Whither Dishonest Assistance?" [2004] NZLR 454

CONTACT

OFFICE ADDRESS

Plymouth Chambers

Level 2, 112 Cashel Street, Christchurch 8011

Email: jared@jaredormsby.co.nz
DDI: +64 3 365 1192

M:  +64 274 797 376

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