Jen Crawford


BA (Hons), LLB, University of Otago

Jen has 20 years’ experience as a project consenting and planning law specialist. She joined Anderson Lloyd in 2003 and previously worked in leading law firms in New Zealand (Bell Gully, Auckland) and the UK (Freshfields, London).

Jen provides advice on urban/lifestyle developments, commercial projects, agribusiness and the irrigation sector. She has considerable expertise in environmental due diligence and works closely with her commercial partners at Anderson Lloyd on transactional work. Jen is also highly committed to the Christchurch recovery effort with governance experience in this area. Jen is a current Director of Regenerate Christchurch and recently stepped down as Chair of the Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust Board, after having led the Arts Centre through a significant period in its history.  Jen has been recognised for her community work as a finalist in the 2015 Women of Influence Awards (Arts and Culture Category) and recipient of a Local Hero Medal as part of the 2017 New Zealander of the Year Awards.

Jen has been twice listed in the NZ Lawyer Hot List (2014 and 2016) and is recommended as a projects and resource management lawyer in the Legal 500 (Asia Pacific).  She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, a member of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and the Resource Management Law Association, and a past trustee of the University of Canterbury Foundation. Jen is also a guest lecturer at the University of Canterbury on resource management law and a New Zealand Law Society presenter on rural issues.