Jenna specialises in environment and resource management, and local government law.
She advises a wide range of local authority, government and corporate clients on a variety of resource management matters including RMA consenting, designations, district and regional planning, appeals and enforcement. Jenna has appeared in the Environment Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and before the Christchurch Replacement Plan Hearings Panels.
In addition to resource management and environmental law, Jenna also has experience in local government and administrative law, including judicial review proceedings as well as general civil litigation. Her litigation experience includes contract disputes, insolvency and credit recovery.
- Member of Resource Management Law Association (RMLA) and committee member of the RMLA Canterbury Branch
Advising the Crown on its All-of-Government submission
(on behalf of 22 Government departments and agencies) on the proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan, including representation before the Independent Hearings Panel
Advising local authorities including Selwyn District Council, Christchurch City Council and Hurunui District Council
on local government and resource management processes and procedures
Providing regulatory advice to local authorities
in relation to bylaws, the Resource Management Act and the Building Act
Acting for Hurunui District Council
on one of the first direct referral applications in the Environment Court regarding a proposed wind farm
Advising commercial and local government clients
on insolvency and debt recovery issues
Advising local authorities
on plan appeals and judicial review proceedings