Shelley Chadwick

Associate, Dunedin

B.A, LL.B DipGrad, University of Otago


d: +64 3 471 5436

m: +64 27 244 7952


Shelley is an 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.