Royal Reed

Partner Meredith Connell

Royal Reed is a lawyer with over 20 years experience specialising in civil litigation involving an international and Asian clientele. 

Royal’s experience spans over 20 years, and prior to joining Meredith Connell, she founded a boutique law firm that received various accolades. Her expertise includes cross-border/cultural litigation, relationship property, conflicts of law, and choice of forum issues.  

She also provides straightforward advice on intricate issues of trust, relationship property, and cross-border enforcement cases. She does so with an acute awareness on differing cultural perspectives.  

As counsel, Royal appeared before courts, tribunals and authorities in New Zealand, including the Court of Appeal, High Court, Family Court, District Court, and the Employment Relations Authority. Her advocacy on her clients’ behalf have led to landmark decisions, including the NZ Court of Appeal’s recognition and enforcement of a Chinese judgment for the first time.