The experienced lawyer specialises in the Resource Management Act, Māori law, and heritage law
Buddle Findlay has fortified its team in Wellington with the addition of a new senior associate.
Frances Wedde has joined the top firm, adding expertise in the Resource Management Act, Māori law, and heritage law. She made the move from Kensington Swan, where she was also a senior associate based in Wellington.
The experienced lawyer has appeared for clients at council hearings, the Environment Court, the High Court, boards of inquiry, and the Waitangi Tribunal.
Buddle Findlay said that she has particular expertise in consenting of infrastructure projects, having handled major mandates for road projects by the NZ Transport Agency. She has also advised Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga on heritage issues and various iwi clients on Treaty of Waitangi settlement talks.