Michelle specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law. She has expertise in a wide range of areas, including district and regional planning, resource consents, enforcement and strategic advice for local authorities.
She has been heavily involved in earthquake recovery, urban development and land use planning in Canterbury and is regularly involved in large projects for both private clients and local authorities involving multiple parties and complex issues.
Michelle also has specialist expertise in biosecurity law, assisting councils with the development of regional pest management plans.
Michelle is acknowledged by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022
for her work in resource management. A client comments that “Michelle is fantastic at conveying often very complicated messages in an understandable way and within the appropriate context” and that they “…would not hesitate in recommending her.”
Michelle works collaboratively with her clients and their staff, strategic partners and other key stakeholders and is solutions focused in her approach.
Michelle is a 'Making Good Decisions' certificate holder and is accredited to sit as a commissioner on an RMA hearing panel.
"I enjoy working with an excellent team at Wynn Williams and with our clients to achieve the best results."