B.A (Hons), LL.B, University of Otago
Jen has 18 years’ experience as a resource management and environmental law specialist. Jen joined Anderson Lloyd in 2003 and previously worked in leading law firms in New Zealand (Bell Gully, Auckland) and the UK (Freshfields, London).
Jen advises on all aspects of resource management law with a particular focus on urban and lifestyle developments, agribusiness and the irrigation sector. Jen advises clients on project consenting, subdivision and rezoning of land as well as providing guidance on water allocation, use and management. She has considerable experience 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 rebuild as Chair of the Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust Board, playing a governance role in what is considered to be the largest heritage restoration project of its kind currently being undertaken in the world.
Jen was named in the NZ Lawyer Magazine’s inaugural Hot List in 2014 for her work at the Arts Centre and recognised in the Australasian Lawyer Top 40 list of private practice lawyers working in the trans-Tasman legal market. Jen is also recommended as a lawyer for projects and resource management in the latest Asia Pacific Legal 500 Directory for 2015.
Jen is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, a member of Heritage New Zealand and the Resource Management Law Association, and a past trustee of the University of Canterbury Foundation. She is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Canterbury on resource management law and a New Zealand Law Society presenter on rural issues.