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Wendy Embling

Wendy Embling

Senior Associate

To make an appointment, please contact Carolyn Jensen carolyn.jensen@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications : LLB (First Class Hons), University of Waikato.

Wendy joined our Environmental and Resource Management team as an Associate in 2020 bringing more than 10 years' experience in resource management and local government law for both local authority and private sector clients. 

With a background in top tier national law firms, Wendy has represented council and corporate clients in plan reviews and resource consent applications before councils and the Environment Court. She can assist with managing large teams of expert witnesses, preparing for and attending hearings, and negotiating settlement of complex appeals. She provides advice to local government on a wide range of issues. 

Areas of expertise

  • Bylaws and Policies
  • Designations
  • Plan Changes, Variations and Plan Reviews
  • Resource Consents
  • Rural Environmental Issues
  • Urban Planning and Development
  • Local Government Advisory
  • Council Hearings
  • Appeal Hearings
  • Dispute Resolution and Mediation


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