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
Council sent back to the drawing board on climate change
Over sixty mayors and regional council chairs have signed the Local Government Leaders’ Climate Change Declaration. Hauraki Coromandel Climate Action...
Parliament to remove barriers for Māori wards
In the twenty years that New Zealand law has provided for the establishment of Māori wards constituencies in local government, 24 councils have attemp...
No generic court orders for compulsory seismic work
The District Court has sent a clear message that it will not give councils free rein to carry out unspecified seismic work on privately-owned earthqua...
Council's statutory demand upheld
The High Court has declined to set aside a council’s statutory demand for a $415,493.45 debt for development contribution (DC) levy. The case is reas...
Email quarantine: getting it right
Councils, like other employers, have obligations to protect their employees from harm. Quarantining abusive or offensive emails is one method of doin...
Court upholds sensible approach to local authority works on private property
Local authorities have a power to construct works on private property under s 181 of the Local Government Act 2002 with the consent of the owner or af...
Supreme Court upholds councils' power to fluoridate water
On 27 June 2018 the Supreme Court issued a judgment which is of significance to councils across the country.In 2012 South Taranaki District Council de...
High Court guidance on HASHAA
A very recent High Court decision on the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 (HASHAA) provides valuable guidance to councils with estab...