LLB (Hons), BSc, Solicitor
Annie Cao
Annie is part of our national Dispute Resolution Team.  She was a senior scholar at the University of Auckland and prior to joining Wynn Williams, she worked as a High Court Judges' Clerk.
Annie assists in all areas of civil dispute resolution.  She is an excellent researcher and provides succinct advice.
Annie has a particular interest in public law and has experience in local government litigation. She has advised both the public and private sector on complex local government, planning and resource management issues.
Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.

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    The final word on disclosure of trust information to beneficiaries

    The Supreme Court in Erceg v Erceg [2017] NZSC 28 has confirmed the court's important role in supervising trustee decisions to not disclose information to beneficiaries. In clarifying the scope of the court's supervisory role, this decision should assist beneficiaries in holding trustees to account.

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    Scope widened on National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities

    The Government has recently responded to an evolving telecommunications landscape as it continues to roll out additional national planning direction in the form of national policy statements (NPSs) and national environmental standards (NESs). On 1 January 2017, the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities 2016 (NESTF 2016) will replace the National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities 2008 (NESTF 2008).

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    The New Framework to Regenerate Christchurch

    Christchurch has a new legal framework to support regeneration over the next five years. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 ("CER Act") expired on 19 April 2016 and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is no more. The CER Act has been replaced by the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 (the "Act").

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    Next steps for Fresh Water: Consultation Document

    The Government is currently seeking feedback on its proposed changes to the way fresh water is managed. A consultation document published last month acknowledges the multitude of pressures on fresh water resources such as the discharge of pollutants, erosion, the effects of climate change and irrigation. Such pressures have led to declining water quality and over-allocation in many freshwater bodies.

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