Shannon Johnston


Shannon's main areas of work are:

Environmental Law Resource Management
Local Government
Civil Litigation

Shannon is a litigator specialising in environment, local government and infrastructure issues. She also has expertise in civil and public law litigation. Shannon has over 16 years experience, appearing regularly in the Environment, District, Maori Land and High Courts. Particular areas of focus include infrastructure, rural and property development matters, strategic planning and policy, subdivision, environmental due diligence, and environmental and regulatory compliance. Shannon also advises on Local Government Act issues, official information and privacy, and Building Act matters. She regularly engages in mediation, and is experienced in other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Shannon sits on one of the NZLS General Standards Committees. She is also a member of the Resource Management Law Association.


Admitted to the Bar:
Wellington 2002
Victoria, Australia 2007

Community Involvement: 

Convenor - General Standards Committee, NZ Law Society

Camellia House - Board Member

Life Education Trust - Board Member

Board of Trustees - Newbury School

Contact Shannon:
DDI: +64 6 280 2716
Mobile: +64 21 647 709

Julie Blackwood - Legal Secretary
PA to Shannon Johnston