Qualifications : LLB, University of Auckland, MBA, Massey University.
Linda is an expert in the area of local government and public law. She has extensive experience in local government having worked in management in that field in Auckland and the Waikato, including as Returning Officer in two triennial local government elections. Her experience includes investigating local government and official information issues in the Office of the Obudsmen, and a period as Regional Solicitor in the Auckland Conservancy Office of the Department of Conservation.
Linda advises a range of private and local government clients on local government, resource management and environmental issues. She is a contributing author to Thomson Reuters Local Government Law in New Zealand and a regular columnist in NZ Local Government magazine.
Areas of expertise
- Environmental Law
- Local Government Advisory
- Public Law
- Office of Ombudsman Investigations
- Tompkins Wake, 2021 - present
- Brookfields, 2007 - 2021
- Bell Gully, 1999 - 2001
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