Senior Associate, Christchurch

Jenna Silcock

Jenna Silcock



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

Work highlights

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

Alternate contacts

Kelly Paterson

Partner, Christchurch

Kelly specialises in commercial litigation. She advises on a wide range of commercial litigation issues, including contract disputes…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3547
  • M +64 21 891 028


Cedric Carranceja

Special Counsel, Christchurch

Cedric specialises in a wide range of resource management and environmental issues arising from aviation,…

  • DDI +64 3 371 3532
  • M +64 21 616 742