Senior Associate, Dunedin
B.A, LL.B DipGrad, University of Otago
Shelley is a Senior Associate in our Resource Management Team and is based out of our Dunedin Office. She specialises in resource management, local government, primary sector activities including water/irrigation and other environmental law.
Shelly has significant experience in:
- Problem solving. Practical and sound advice on the interpretation of law relating to the environment, local government, infrastructure and regulatory requirements.
- Assisting project teams, including for land use developments and infrastructure.
- Working for and advising councils, utility companies, iwi/rūnanga entities, commercial entities and private clients in all matters relating to the environment.
- Risk management and legislative compliance.
- Resource consents and ensuring efficient consenting processes.
- Litigation in the Environment Court, District Court and High Court.
- Local authority plan development.
- Enforcement and environmental prosecutions.
- Application of the Local Government Act requirements and other regulatory legislation.
- Official information (including LGOIMA) and privacy acts.
- Due diligence reviews for property transactions and development opportunities.
- Advising the forestry sector
Shelley studied at the University of Otago and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in both Philosophy and Classics), Diploma for Graduates, and Bachelor of Law. She was admitted to the bar in Rotorua in 2005.
Shelley is a member of the Institute of Directors, Resource Management Law Association (including Chair of the rural/primary sector knowledge hub), Otago Women Lawyers’ Society and Women in Property. Shelley is also a Trustee on Tomahawk Smaills Beachcare Trust and on the Board of Volunteering Otago.
- New regulations and requirements for private drinking water sources – Water Services Bill 2020
- Thinking about environmental due diligence
- Crown Pastoral Reform Bill – new legislation aﬀecting New Zealand’s high country pastoral land
- COVID-19 Recovery (Fast Track Consenting) Bill introduced to Parliament
- Recent Prosecutions of Forestry Companies