Lucy leads the firm's Resource Management and Environmental Law Team. She specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law and she has a broad range of experience within her field of expertise.
Since joining Wynn Williams in 2013, her work has primarily been in relation to issues associated with freshwater management, the Canterbury rebuild and various retail and industrial developments. Prior to joining Wynn Williams, her experience encompassed work within energy (hydro-electricity generation), retail, and infrastructure sectors (rail, wastewater, ports and airports).
She has detailed knowledge of district and regional plan formation and plan change processes, resource consent applications, resource management related law reform and local government and public works legislation.
Lucy also recently spent over a year on secondment at a major local government client, giving her a unique perspective on legal issues facing local government. This has included advising on matters under the Local Government Act 2002, the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, the Biosecurity Act 1993, the Land Transport Management Act 2003 and the Maritime Transport Act 1994.
Prior to joining Wynn Williams, Lucy worked in the planning team of a large London firm. She also spent four years within the Resource Management and Environmental team of another New Zealand law firm.
Lucy is recommended and recognised as an 'Up and Coming Lawyer' by the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020
and Chambers Global 2020
legal guides. She is described as being "very pragmatic, she's able to react and respond very quickly, and she understands the technical side."
Lucy is also recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
where a client commented that “The team as a whole is exceedingly competent. Philip Maw and Lucy de Latour are unflappable and provide calm, measured advice. They are always available to us and respond well even under tight timeframes.”
"I enjoy the diversity of working as a resource management and environment lawyer - from providing strategic legal advice to clients, advising on resource consent applications and plan changes, considering development potential on new sites, through to working alongside clients and their technical advisors on proceedings before the Environment Court."