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Tanya is a member of the litigation team and is involved in a range of criminal and civil litigation. Tanya’s specialist area is alcohol licensing.
Tanya graduated from Victoria University with an LLB and BA (politics and sociology) in 1996 and joined MACTODD in 2008, after a decade working in licensing roles investigation and inspection roles in Wellington and Queenstown.
Her skills gained as an Investigating Officer with the Liquor Licensing Authority in Wellington, and as Principal Liquor Licensing Inspector with the Queenstown Lakes District Council have provided her with extensive experience in dealing with local government legislation, bylaws and council policies as well as aspects of criminal law.
She represents clients in the hospitality industry offering expertise, gained from her many years as a licensing inspector, to licensees requiring specialist advice and representation. Tanya’s experience makes her uniquely placed to help clients achieve their objectives.
Tanya works with clients to find practical solutions to problems and is a skilled and respected advocate in alcohol licensing hearings at all levels. Tanya also helps clients to resolve disputes efficiently outside of a hearing.
Tanya regularly appears in the criminal list in the Queenstown District Court dealing with a range of issues such as assaults, minor drug offences, driving offences, limited licences and sentencing. Tanya is a registered duty solicitor.
She also works in the area of immigration law and can assist you with residency and visa applications.
Tanya has a strong involvement in the community and for ten years was the chair of the Wakatipu Youth Trust, a non-profit organisation providing advocacy and support services for young people in the district. Tanya remains involved as a trustee.
Tanya has a passion for the arts. At a national level Tanya is the President of the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies and a Trustee of the New Zealand International Film Festival. Tanya is also a trustee of the Queenstown Jazzfest and on the committees of the Queenstown Film Society and arts lobby group, Creative Queenstown. She is also an enthusiastic supporter of Dog Rescue Dunedin.
LLB (Victoria University) 1996
BA (Victoria University) 1992