Environment, Planning and Natural Resources
Phone +64 9 367 8224
Email [email protected]
+64 9 367 8224
Allison's practice covers all aspects of resource management and local government law, with a particular focus on development and large-scale infrastructure projects, along with district and regional planning, and policy matters.
She provides expert advice to clients on a range of public law issues including development contributions and rates, the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, information disclosure and the role of local authorities in decision making.
Allison acts for clients on a range of law and policy reforms at both central and local government levels. Allison’s experience includes advising:
LLB (Hons First Class), Victoria University of Wellington.
BA, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Allison was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2003, and joined Russell McVeagh in 2005. She is a board member on Russell McVeagh's Board and was previously the firm's National Practice Group Chair for Environment, Planning and Natural Resources prior to joining the Board in 2018.
Allison is a member of the Resource Management Law Association and is the author of the Climate Change chapter in leading resource management textbook Environmental and Resource Management Law (6th Ed).
Allison is listed by Chambers and Partners 2020, noted as a distinguished practitioner in Environment law by Asialaw Profiles 2020, recognised for Land Use and Zoning Law in the peer-nominated Best Lawyers® 2021 New Zealand guide, listed as a Leading Lawyer in Environment and Resource Management by Doyle's Guide 2020, and is listed as a Notable Practitioner in Project Development by IFLR 1000.
Public Law and Regulation
Infrastructure and Projects
Transportation, Shipping and Logistics
Partner, Environment, Planning and Natural Resources
Senior Associate, Environment, Planning and Natural Resources