Special Counsel, Wellington

Natasha Wilson

Natasha Wilson


Natasha is a member of our public law team in Wellington, and has extensive experience in the health, education, and science and technology sectors.  She advises government departments, crown entities and State-owned enterprises, as well as private clients, on a range of public, regulatory, and commercial matters.

Natasha has played a leading role in advising the public health sector on the funding and delivery of critical services including primary health care, age-related residential care, and pharmacy services, representing several billion dollars of public spending annually.  She also regularly advises clients on the legislative process, statutory decision-making, and compliance with administrative law obligations.  Natasha also advises on privacy and official information requests, clients' obligations relating to the collection, use, and sharing of personal information, and managing privacy breaches.

Before joining Buddle Findlay, Natasha worked as a solicitor at the Ministry of Health.

Work highlights

Drafting the PHO services agreement

under which District Health Boards provide funding to Primary Health Organisations to deliver primary care services, and drafting changes to reflect new policy decisions

Advising District Health Boards

on the national community pharmacy services agreement, and the national age-related residential care and hospital specialist services agreements

Advising a Crown entity

on a significant Ombudsman investigation into the entity's investigation of an organisation's use of public funding

Advising various Crown entities

on the Government Rules of Sourcing and their procurement obligations

Advising a wide range of public sector organisations

on Official Information Act and Privacy Act requests

Advising a government department

on the establishment of a new Crown entity

Alternate contacts

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Partner, Wellington

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Alastair Hercus

Partner, Wellington

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