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Margo Perpick

Direct dial: +64 3 288 1703
Office:  CBD


I am a specialist in resource management and environmental law, having worked in these and other areas of litigation since 1990. I was a partner in the firm of Wynn Williams, and head of that firm’s resource management and local government team from 1998 to 2013, prior to joining Saunders & Co in 2023. 


My areas of expertise include:


  • urban development strategies and plans
  • regional and district plans and zoning changes
  • air quality plans and consents for discharging contaminants to air
  • surface water and groundwater quality plans and consents for discharging contaminants to water
  • resource consents for taking and discharging irrigation water, and damming water
  • resource consents for marine farming
  • resource consents for landfills
  • prosecutions for environmental offences
  • heritage issues, including preservation of the character of the Arts Centre
  • use of scientific modelling in relation to air quality, surface and groundwater quality, transport flows, and airport noise contours


As I also have a degree in natural resources engineering, I am ideally equipped to deal with the complex technical evidence which most environmental cases involve.


I enjoy the forward-looking nature of environmental law, where we work collaboratively to design our best future.


In my spare time, I stay fit by practising yoga, gardening, and going to the beach.


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