Kirstie specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law. She regularly advises local authorities and private clients on a broad range of matters including planning, consenting, RMA enforcement action, environmental due diligence, and local government processes.
Kirstie has particular expertise in advising regional councils on the development and implementation of freshwater management plans.
Kirstie also spent time on secondment at a regional council, in both the enforcement and consents teams, giving her valuable insight into these RMA processes from a council's perspective.
Kirstie is recommended and recognised as a 'Next Generation Partner' by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
for her work in Projects and Resource Management. She is described as "approachable and yet very professional". In a previous directory a client described Kirstie as "...incredibly clear and competent".
"I enjoy the constant learning that comes with being a resource management lawyer, particularly as technology and attitudes change, from the science behind freshwater quality to the intracacies of managing activities in outstanding natural landscapes."