Amy Hill Amy Hill

Amy Hill
Senior Solicitor
Christchurch

Environmental, planning & resource management

Specialising in environmental and resource management matters, and public law, Amy advises clients on a range of matters.

Amy's experience includes climate change, biosecurity, fisheries and marine management, noise, compliance and planning, as well as having broader civil litigation experience.

Known for providing practical and proactive advice, Amy has represented clients in a range of forums including council hearings, the Environment Court and the senior courts.

Before re-joining Chapman Tripp in 2019, Amy worked in the UK at a leading environmental charity and at a global law firm, providing her with practical knowledge across a range of international environmental law issues.

Recent experience

  • Appearing as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal on a major case determining the interaction between the Fisheries Act and Resource Management Act.
  • Appearing as junior counsel on behalf of Dairy Holdings Limited in an ongoing climate change test case.
  • Acting for Christchurch International Airport on numerous planning, resource consent and designation processes, particularly in relation to noise and bird strike issues.
  • Acting for a major seafood company on aquaculture and marine farming consenting matters.
  • Advising a large primary sector organisation on biosecurity risk management processes.
  • Advising a consortium of UK-based environmental NGOs on issues and law reform relating to fisheries and marine management, and environmental principles with regards to Brexit.

Affiliations

  • Resource Management Law Association. 

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