Linda is a special counsel in our government and regulatory and dispute resolution teams. She helps clients resolve a wide range of disputes and problems and has particular expertise in public law, regulatory issues, media law and defamation.
Linda advises government and local government agencies and the private sector organisations that interact with them. Depending on the client, she works closely with in-house counsel, chief executives and board chairs. She also advises a diverse range of individual clients.
Linda was formerly a leading political journalist and she has a unique combination of legal and communications skills, as well as an in-depth understanding of the New Zealand political environment. She draws on all those skills to help clients find the most pragmatic and cost-effective solution to their problems, whether it’s by negotiation or mediation, or through traditional litigation.
She can also provide advice on crisis management.
Linda is a board member of the New Zealand Book Council and the Wellington College board of trustees and a member of the NZ Police Independent Risk Assurance Committee.
Admission Date: 2011
Linda has advised: