Rosemary Dixon has joined Crown Law as Senior Crown Counsel in one of the Public Law teams in the Crown Legal Risk Group. Rosemary has a specialist resource management law background with an interest in policy (particularly freshwater and geothermal resources) and litigation. She joins Crown Law from a Special Counsel role at Contact Energy Ltd and prior to that was at Buddle Findlay. She is on the national committee of the Resource Management Law Association.
Bernadette Arapere (Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Maniapoto) has joined Crown Law as Crown Counsel in one of the Public Law teams in the Crown Legal Risk Group. She conducts litigation and provides advice across a range of natural resource issues including land law, public works, biosecurity and conservation matters. Bernadette has a background in general practice, Maori land and Treaty of Waitangi litigation. She is co-chair of the national body for community law, Community Law Centres o Aotearoa Incorporated.