BA, LLB (Hons, First Class), Associate
Tiana Ritchie
Tiana joined Wynn Williams in February 2015 after completing a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Arts in Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Canterbury.
Tiana works primarily with Jared Ormsby on complex commercial disputes.  Tiana has developed particular experience in trust law and Māori land law.  In the area of Māori land law, Tiana provides advice to both iwi and local authorities. 
Tiana also works with Joshua Shaw on criminal and family litigation work, and has a particular interest in relationship property disputes.

"I enjoy tackling difficult, and often novel, legal issues with the support and guidance of our strong litigation team."
Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.


Recent Projects

  • Acting for the Canterbury Regional Council in relation to the Application for Judicial Review of the Navigational Safety Bylaw 2016.
  • Debt collection work for local authorities and various companies.
  • Advising clients from a variety of backgrounds on relationship property division and drafting section 21 and section 21A separation agreements.
  • Undertaking due diligence in respect of Māori rights and interests and the impact this may have on the sale and/or purchase of land.
  • Acting for the Canterbury Regional Council and Southland Regional Council in relation to prosecutions under the Resource Management Act 1991.
  • Part of the legal team acting for, and providing advice to, the Canterbury Regional Council and the Southland Regional Council in the numerous applications to the High Court for customary marine title and protected customary rights under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.
  • Appearing as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal in Talbot v Talbot [2017] NZCA 507


  • Canterbury Women's Legal Association

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Wynn Williams Christchurch
Level 5, Wynn Williams House, 47 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand.
PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
Wynn Williams Auckland
Level 25, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
+64 9 300 2600
+64 9 300 2609

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