Katia Fraser has joined Rice Speir as Special Counsel. Katia has been practising environmental and local government law for over 25 years in top-tier national firms and joined Rice Speir in October 2021. Katia has spent the bulk of her career assisting and advising councils under local government legislation. She has also represented a wide range of interests including listed companies, property developers, unitary, regional and territorial authorities. In addition, Katia is an author of the Brookers Sale and Supply of Alcohol annotated legislation handbook.