Senior Associate, Christchurch
LLB, BSc, University of Canterbury
Sarah specialises in resource management and local government law. She advises clients on a broad range of matters including consenting, compliance, planning processes and due diligence. She has been practicing in Christchurch since 2006.
Sarah has particular expertise in freshwater management and agribusiness. Sarah has acted for water suppliers, statutory bodies, public interest groups and individual farmers on regional plan changes relating to water management, rural land use and nutrient management, and on consenting of water storage and irrigation schemes.
Sarah also has a focus on urban planning, having successfully obtained commercial, residential and rural-residential land rezoning for a number of land developers in Canterbury. She also advises on resource consenting matters, including representation at Council and Environment Court hearings. Sarah enjoys working with clients and their technical advisors to understand their goals and motivations, to enable her to provide legal and strategic advice to achieve the outcomes they seek.