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Jayne Macdonald



Jayne leads our Environmental/Resource Management Law team with over 20 years experience providing expert advice in resource management and local government issues to both local authorities and private clients. 

Jayne advises on all aspects of environmental and local government law and frequently works with the firms commercial clients on land development and tourism related resource management as well as advising on related transactional matters.

An experienced advocate, Jayne regularly appears before local body hearings panels and the Environment Court.  She has conducted cases on appeal and judicial review proceedings in the High Court.  She has an emerging practice as an independent hearings commissioner.

Jayne takes an active interest in the community and holds a number of trusteeships including on the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust, Queenstown Primary School Board, Lakes District Hospital Foundation and the ADEPT-Mactodd charitable trust. 


027 473 0874

  • Commercial & Property
  • Environment & Resource Management law
  • Notary Public

LLB (Otago)

Notary Public

Independent Hearings Commissioner (Chair Certification)