Maree Baker-Galloway


BA (Hons), LLB, University of Otago

Maree specialises in environmental and planning law, specifically the Resource Management Act 1991, Conservation Act 1987 and related legislation. She joined Anderson Lloyd in 2002.

Maree is based in Queenstown and has a national practice and profile in resource management and environmental issues and collaborative decision making. In March 2014 she was appointed by the Ministers of Conservation and Primary Industries to chair the south East Marine Protection Forum, a 14 member community led forum to make recommendations to the Ministers on the management of the Canterbury, Otago and Southland coastline.

Maree has particular expertise, experience and interest in freshwater management, marine issues, tourism development, urban development (including the Housing Accord and Special Housing Areas Act) and natural resource use. She advises industry leaders on complex projects, national strategies, as well as day to day operational issues and manages complex projects and litigation. Maree also advises public interest groups and industry bodies.

Maree is interested in the advances being made in buildings, technology, emissions and energy usage that fall under the category “green growth” or “clean tech” in the context of natural resource use and urban development and how environmental and planning law applies.

Maree has been on the national executive for the Resource Management Law Association (RMLA) since 2007.  In October 2015, Maree was appointed President of the RMLA. You can read more about Maree and her appointment as President of the RMLA here.

Maree is recommended as an environment lawyer in the Legal 500 (Asia Pacific) and in Doyles Guide.

She co-authored the Lexis Nexis text book “Focus on Resource Management Law”, 2015, and is author of the Costs chapter of DSL’s Environmental Handbook.