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Anna Rowlands


To make an appointment, please contact Susan Taylor Susan.Taylor@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications LLB, Victoria University, Wellington.

Anna has over 25 years’ public law experience in both New Zealand and Australia including working as in-house counsel for a significant New Zealand local authority.  

Anna joined Tompkins Wake in 2015 and advises clients on a wide range of local government and public law matters, including governance; legal compliance and accountability; enforcement and regulatory functions; policy development and Reserves Act matters.

Areas of expertise

  • Bylaws and Policies
  • Local Government Advisory
  • Public Accountability
  • Regulatory and Enforcement Powers
  • Delegations
  • Procurement - tendering and probity
  • Reserves and Endowment Land
  • Warrants


Practice areas

Knowledge and insights

Local Authorities' decision-making requirements - Court of Appeal decision

Friday 15 September, 2017


New Bill extends enforcement powers under the LGA

Friday 15 September, 2017


LGOIMA Update - Ombudsman's dedicated webpage for councils

Friday 15 September, 2017