Environment Court Judge appointed 28 January

Prudence Steven QC, barrister of Christchurch has been appointed as an Environment Judge and District Court Judge to serve in Christchurch, Attorney-General David Parker announced today.

Ms Steven has been a barrister sole since 2008, practising in resource management and local government / public law.

She was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2014 and has represented clients at all levels of advocacy on matters including irrigation proposals, water quality and quantity issues, hydro-electricity, mining, landscape and biodiversity issues, adventure tourism, coastal marine activities, retail, commercial and residential greenfield developments, heritage, forestry and infrastructure projects.

Judge Steven will be sworn in on 15 February 2021.

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