LLB, BSc, Solicitor
Alyssa Langford
Alyssa is a solicitor in the firm’s national Resource Management and Environmental Law Team.  She has degrees in law and science, majoring in geology, from the University of Canterbury.
Alyssa joined the team in August 2017 after previously working in a general practice firm dealing primarily with property and commercial matters.  She has experience in district and regional resource management matters, including planning, resource consents, enforcement, and resource management related due diligence on commercial and residential properties.
Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.

Recent Projects

  • The following are examples of Alyssa's work while at Wynn Williams and whilst at another firm:
  • Advising on Emissions Trading Scheme obligations for forestry operations.
  • Carrying out environmental due diligence in respect of residential and commercial properties throughout New Zealand.
  • Part of the legal team providing advice in relation to regional planning documents managing natural resources in both Canterbury and Southland.
  • Advising on local authority obligations and the application of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2014.
  • Advising on the requirements relating to signage/billboards in the Christchurch District Plan.
  • Part of the legal team advising Environment Southland on the development and implementation of the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan.
  • Carrying out due diligence in respect of residential and commercial properties.
  • Reviewing LIMs and Certificates of Title in relation to property transactions.
  • Advising on and completing settlement for the sale and purchase of residential properties.
  • Drafting and assisting clients in the preparation of wills.

Recent Articles


The pitfalls of Airbnb

In Christchurch, and around the country, home owners and renters alike have been renting out their spare bedrooms and baches to visitors via websites like Airbnb. The explosion in listings on these sites has led to complaints from neighbours about noisy guests (in turn leading to compliance action being taken by district and city councils), and complaints that the hosts (i.e., the person renting the room to guests) are not paying their fair share in rates.

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Money doesn’t usually grow on trees, so have your say on the proposed amendments to the Emissions Trading Scheme

The Ministry for the Environment is currently consulting on a suite of proposed amendments to the Emissions Trading Scheme; New Zealand’s principal policy response to climate change.

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Next wave of RMA changes in force

The second tranche of amendments introduced by the Resource Legislation Amendment Act 2017 came into force on 18 October 2017. These amendments aim to further streamline the resource consent process, with a move away from public participation in the process in favour of a more straightforward consenting pathway.

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PCE calls for a legislated process to reduce emissions

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's latest report, released on 27 July 2017, highlights and addresses the lack of a clear process to achieving New Zealand's emissions reduction targets.

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Wynn Williams Christchurch
Level 5, Wynn Williams House, 47 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand.
PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
Wynn Williams Auckland
Level 25, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
+64 9 300 2600
+64 9 300 2609

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