Rosie is a Senior Associate and is one of the firm's resource management specialists.
Rosie has extensive experience in resource management, environmental, and local government law. Rosie has a wealth of knowledge in local planning policies and regulations, including a specialty in rezoning and subdivision proposals across the QLDC and Central Otago Districts.
Rosie works with a breadth of clients, from developers and landowners to NGOs, iwi, and farming clients, creating connections and trust as a foundation for effective legal advice.
She is an experienced advocate having regularly appeared in Council and Court hearings on all areas of resource management and environmental law including plan changes, consenting, property subdivision and development, tourism, and freshwater issues. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors and the Resource Management Law Association.
Rosie graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics). Rosie then worked as an in-house solicitor at the Ministry for the Environment in Wellington, where she was the lead solicitor on several key projects including Waitangi Tribunal claims, Treaty settlements, and judicial review. During her time at the Ministry, she advised on a significant reform to the Resource Management Act and other key pieces of environmental legislation. Rosie provided the Minister for the Environment’s office with legal advice, including drafting and development of national direction and policy. Following her time in Wellington, Rosie moved back home to Otago and worked for the resource management team of a national law firm prior to joining TODD & WALKER Law.
Rosie is dedicated to the community she lives in and is a Trustee of the Queenstown Trails Trust and former Trustee of the Central Lakes Trust. Outside of work, she enjoys many of the adventure activities that Queenstown Lakes has to offer, including mountain running, multisport, and skiing.
- LLB - University of Otago
- NZ Lawyer Rising Star 2023