Rachael specialises in environment and resource management, and local government law.
She has advised various public sector entities, including local authorities, on planning and regulatory matters. Rachael also assists Crown agencies and corporate clients to navigate consenting, planning and enforcement processes.
Rachael has a diverse background, with experience in large firms, a boutique civil litigation and resource management firm, and as in-house counsel.
Advising the NZ Transport Agency
on state highway projects including in the preparation of notices of requirement and resource consent applications, and the implementation of designations and resource consents
Advising several local authorities
on planning matters including implications of recent amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991
Acting for the Horowhenua District Council
in Māori Land Court litigation
Acting for a local authority and private company
defending prosecutions for discharges to water
Acting for the Napier and Wairoa City Councils
on regulatory enforcement matters
Assisting and representing New Zealand King Salmon's application
to the Environmental Protection Authority for a private plan change and resource consents