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Beth Ford

Beth Ford


To make an appointment, please contact Dianne Schuin dianne.schuin@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications : BA, LLB, University of Auckland.

Beth joined Tompkins Wake in 2021 having previously worked for the Environment Court and in-house as a solicitor for Auckland Council working primarily on regulatory matters. With experience working for Council as a regulator and decision-maker in a range of areas, Beth has a focus on resource management. Beth has experience providing advice to support good local government decision-making, in mediation and alternative disputes resolution and hearings before the Environment Court.

Areas of expertise

  • Bylaws and Policies
  • Designations
  • Plan Changes, Variations and Plan Reviews
  • Resource Consents
  • Local Government Advisory
  • Development Contributions
  • Dispute Resolution and Mediation
  • Environment Court Hearings


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