LLB (Hons), Partner
Joshua Shaw
Joshua Shaw is a partner in the firm's national Dispute Resolution Team and based in Christchurch. He has prosecuted over 140 criminal trials with particular expertise in prosecuting cases involving serious sexual offending and child abuse.

Joshua was the liaison partner for the High Court when he was a partner at another national firm. He administered and had oversight over all matters prosecuted in the High Court.  Recent high profile cases include the double homicides in R v Tarapata and R v Malik, and murder trials such as R v Fahey, and R v Hemana with the latter involving the murder of a 6 month old child.  He has prosecuted on behalf of government departments including leading a series of high profile prosecutions involving 20+ defendants arising from a joint Police, DIA and Customs investigation.
Joshua works alongside Jared Ormsby, Jeremy Johnson and Amanda Douglas and heads up the firm's criminal litigation work.  He also undertakes other civil litigation work at the firm including relationship property.
Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.

Reported Decisions

  • Haskett v Police [2005] DCR 744
  • R v MacCulloch [2005] 2 NZLR 665, (2004) 21 CRNZ 268
  • Mehrtens v Police [2005] DCR 857
  • Cooney v Police [2007] DCR 338

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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 11, AIG Building, 41 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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