Shannon Johnston


Shannon's main areas of work are:

Environmental Law Resource Management
Local Government
Civil Litigation

Shannon is a partner in the firm’s litigation team with a focus on environment, local government, and public law. Her practice extends to infrastructure projects, including construction and property disputes. Having spent time as a Crown Prosecutor, Shannon also has a good breadth of experience with environmental and regulatory compliance.

Shannon was a lawyer at large firms in Wellington and Melbourne, before moving to Palmerston North and joining the Crown as a prosecutor/litigator. Back in private practice for some time, Shannon regularly appears in the Environment Court and High Court, and has conducted many environment court mediations, as well as arbitrations/mediations involving land, environment and building disputes.

Shannon is also an accredited hearings commissioner under the RMA.


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