Dr Juliet Chevalier-Watts

Juliet Chevalier-Watts

Senior Lecturer, Co-Director of the Waikato Public Law and Policy Unit, former Associate Dean Research (Law)

Qualifications: BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM(Distinction), PGCLT, PhD

About Juliet

Dr Juliet Chevalier-Watts is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Waikato Public Law and Policy Unit at Te Piringa - Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato.  She specialises in charity law, trusts and religious law, lecturing and publishing nationally and internationally on this topics.

Papers Taught

Research Supervised


  • Dimitrov, Dara (in progress). Accountability of Charities.

Juliet welcomes applicants for doctoral and graduate supervision in any subject within the areas of charity law, equity and trusts.

Research Interests

  • Charity Law
  • Equity
  • Trusts
  • Religion
Current Research Projects

Juliet is currently writing the 2nd edition of "Equity, Trusts and Succession" and will be publishing "The Law of Religion in New Zealand" ThomsonReuters, Wellington in 2021, along with a variety of peer reviewed journal articles.

Recent Publications

  • Chevalier-Watts, J. (2022). Charities and Not for Profit Critical Updates. In LegalWise.

  • Chevalier-Watts, J. (2021). Lambie Trustee v Addleman  [2021] NZSC 54 - [2021] NZLJ 247. New Zealand Law Journal, 7.

  • Chevalier-Watts, J. (2021). In defence of religious charitable trusts—when the ancient and the modern collide. Trusts and Trustees. Open Access version:

  • Chevalier-Watts, J. (2021). The Law of Religion in New Zealand. Thomson Reuters.

Find more research publications by Juliet Chevalier-Watts


Law; Legal Education; Teaching; Teaching and Learning; Tertiary Education

Equity, trusts, charity law, religion