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Sarah Krishnan

Qualifications : BA, Victoria University of Wellington, LLB (Hons), University of Auckland.

Sarah joined Tompkins Wake in 2021 and practises in the areas of local government and dispute resolution. Prior to joining Tompkins Wake, Sarah worked for the Government Legal Department in London for six years, specialising in judicial review, and for a boutique commercial litigation firm in Auckland.

Areas of expertise

  • Civil Litigation
  • Local Government Litigation
  • Local Government Advisory
  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial Disputes


The $4 million filing error

A 34-year-old resource consent, improperly stored and poorly searched for, recently cost Whangarei District Council (WDC) over $4 million in damages. ...

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From car parking fine to judicial review of a council’s code of conduct

Dunedin City Council’s (“Council”) Code of Conduct (“Code”) unexpectedly became the subject of a recent High Court judicial review after a councillor ...

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Shelly Bay development comes one step closer

The decision by Wellington City Council (“Council”) to develop Shelly Bay, on the coast of Miramar, Wellington, has long been surrounded in controvers...

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