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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 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 mediations and appeals, 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, managing the appeal process (including appearing before the Environment Court and High Court), 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
  • Providing interpretation advice as well as representation before the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority and Council committee hearings in relation to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
  • Auckland Council – successfully appearing in the District Court in relation to an application to acquire abandoned land under the Public Works Act 1981
  • Auckland Council – advice in relation to a range of resource management and regulatory matters, including specific matters involving enforcement, bylaws, the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, Building Act issues and LGOIMA

Other Credentials

  • Resource Management Law Association - Member
  • Auckland District Law Society - Environment and Resource Management Law Committee - Member