Qualifications : BA, Victoria University of Wellington, LLB (First Class Hons), University of Waikato.
Megan’s areas of expertise are in local government, administrative law and public law. She also provides advice in respect of contractual and commercial disputes to public and private sector clients. Prior to joining Tompkins Wake, Megan began her legal career as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court, working on a wide range of civil and criminal matters.
Areas of expertise
- Bylaws and Policies
- Civil Litigation
- Liquor licensing
- Local Government Litigation
- Policy Development
- Local Government Advisory
- Administrative Law
- Commercial Disputes
- Sale and Supply of Alcohol
Court of Appeal guidance on obligation to pay rates
The Rogans were unhappy about having to pay substantially increased rates because of a major cost overrun in the construction of a wastewater treatmen...
Chief Ombudsman upholds Auckland Council's restrictions on stadium reports
Two Auckland councillors complained to the Ombudsman about lack of access to two “pre-feasibility” reports on the proposed national stadium in Aucklan...
Should Councillors see Council reports?
The answer will almost always be “yes”, but Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has had reservations. The report in question cost Auckland Council almost $1 mil...
Ombudsman disturbs confidential settlement agreement
The Ombudsman has required that Whanganui District Council reveal some details of a supposedly commercial settlement.In 2013 the council sued MWH in n...
New Local Government Bills
The Local Government (Community Wellbeings) Amendment Bill has passed its first reading and has been referred to select committee. The purpose of loca...
New guidance on publicly available official information
The Ombudsman has recently released a useful guide relating to the power not to provide official information that is or soon will be publicly availabl...
Alert: Ombudsman's warning to Local Government
Ombudsman Peter Boshier has recently hit out at local government, saying that councils are not meeting their LGOIMA obligations and seem to resent bei...