Amy Williams

Amy Williams

Senior Solicitor, Wellington

Litigation & dispute resolution

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T:+64 4 498 4919

M:+64 21 303 927

E:Amy.Williams@chapmantripp.com 

Qualifications

LLB (Hons), University of Waikato, BBS, Massey University

Admitted

2011, New Zealand

​Amy specialises in litigation, dispute resolution and public law.

Amy has experience advising on a range of public law matters, including Privacy Act and Official Information Act requests and complaints. Her public law work has required appearances before the Waitangi Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Amy acts for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) on multiple litigation claims arising out of the Canterbury earthquakes and advises EQC in relation to various issues arising from earthquakes and other natural disasters. She has also acted for insurers on a range of matters and cases, including liability and life insurance matters.

Recent experience

Amy has:

  • acted for EQC on proceedings arising out of the Canterbury earthquakes
  • spent time on secondment at Crown agencies (providing in-house legal advice to regulators) and at a large life insurer (advising on insurance and claims related matters)
  • provided oversight to a team of junior lawyers reviewing regulations
  • assisted with a range of disputes for both commercial and insured clients
  • appeared as junior counsel for the Crown at Waitangi Tribunal inquiries, and
  • provided advice and assisted with proceedings for a range of government clients including Office of Treaty Settlements, Te Puni Kōkiri, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, in areas including Treaty of Waitangi, Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011, constitutional law and judicial review proceedings.
Litigation & dispute resolution; Public law; Regulatory law; Insurance

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Māori law; Government

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