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Senior Associate

Mike Wakefield

LLB BSc(Geography)

Christchurch

P+64 3 968 4009

M+64 22 355 1231

Mike Wakefield

Mike is a senior associate in the firm’s local government and environment group, based in Christchurch.

Mike advises clients on a range of strategic resource management, local government, building and sale and supply of alcohol issues. He has appeared before the Environment Court and High Court in relation to resource consent, plan change and designation appeals, including mediations, as well as declaration and judicial review proceedings.

  • ILANZ - Young In-house Lawyer of the Year 2017

Examples of Work

  • Auckland Council - advice on a number of resource consent issues, including notification, substantive decision-making and conditions, and representation before the Environment Court
  • Auckland Council - advice in relation to the development of the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, including providing strategic advice through the hearings process, representation before the Independent Hearings Panel, and the Environment Court and High Court on appeal, and advising on the implementation of the part-operative Auckland Unitary Plan
  • Auckland Council - advice and representation in relation to Council-initiated plan changes and private plan change requests
  • Christchurch City Council and Queenstown Lakes District Council - advice in relation to consenting and plan interpretation issues, including appearances before the Environment Court and High Court
  • Queenstown Lakes District Council - advice and representation in relation to its district plan review, including various appearances before the Environment Court
  • Representation before the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority, and various District Licensing Authorities in relation to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
  • Various local authorities – advice and representation in relation to a range of local government related issues, including matters involving enforcement, bylaws, the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, Public Works Act 1981, Building Act and LGOIMA

Other Credentials

  • Resource Management Law Association - Member
  • Westlaw - Resource Management - Contributing author