About Meredith Connell
Meredith Connell has the quality of people, the depth of resources and the breadth of expertise you’d expect from any top law firm. But what makes us different – and therefore better - is our attitude.
We bring our A (for attitude) to each and every client. We engage with you to understand what you want to do and where you want to go – not which fancy new legal principle we wish to explore.
We put ourselves in your shoes and then bring our expert knowledge of the law to help you achieve the result you desire.
We don’t show off. We impress.
We don’t just talk. We listen first. Then we act. Then we get results.
We look at things differently from other national law firms. For us, it’s always about people. Our people applying their expert knowledge of the law to give clients the advice they need.
Today, our team of over 200 advises on some of this New Zealand’s largest, most complex and highest-profile commercial transactions
Our scale and range of services would amaze our founder, Sir Vincent Meredith, who established the firm in 1922.
Over more than 90 years, we’ve established a formidable track record that makes us New Zealand's largest, most experienced and most successful litigation practice. And, building on that heritage, we have evolved into one of this country’s largest and most successful full-service commercial law firms, providing our clients with specialist advice across more than 23 practice areas.
Despite our size, we remain a firm that puts people first – the philosophy hard-wired into our DNA by our founding partners.
The Crown Warrant has played an important role in our firm since Sir Vincent Meredith was appointed Auckland’s first Crown Solicitor in 1922.
Robert Meredith was the second Crown Solicitor in 1953 followed by Sir Graeme Speight. In 1968 David Morris became our fourth Crown Solicitor, followed by Simon Moore. In 2015 Brian Dickey became the sixth Meredith Connell partner to hold the office, creating an unbroken lineage that will extend beyond our hundredth year.
As Crown Solicitors, we have prosecuted practically every serious crime before the courts in Auckland for the past 90-plus years. It’s safe to say no other law firm in New Zealand can demonstrate quite the same history of integrity, experience and success.