Danielle Consedine

Associate

I provide public law advice to a wide range of public and private sector clients.

I have extensive public sector experience from previous roles at Crown Law, the Overseas Investment Office and Inland Revenue. This has been enhanced further during my time at Duncan Cotterill through secondments to in-house legal teams at the Electricity Authority, the Treasury and most recently, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

My first-hand understanding of the unique demands of in-house public sector practice assist me in advising both public and private sector clients. I assist public sector clients to implement policy and make decisions in a lawful and procedurally correct manner. I assist private sector clients to engage with public sector entities to achieve their goals in a lawful and commercially effective manner.

I advise on a wide range of public law matters, ranging from judicial review, electoral legislation, the Official Information Act, Public Finance Act, Overseas Investment Act, and legislation administered by Inland Revenue, the Treasury and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. I also have experience in and regularly advise on privacy issues under both the Privacy Act 1993 and Privacy Act 2020.

I have a strong understanding of natural justice requirements and their theoretical underpinning.  My experience in advising on, preparing for and appearing in public sector litigation allows me to provide targeted advice to assist clients to achieve their goals with minimal risk.

I advise parties being investigated by regulators and regulators themselves. As an example of the latter, as a member of the Enforcement team at the Overseas Investment Office, I was involved in investigations, the interviewing of witnesses, reviewing evidence, considering options for enforcement and overseeing enforcement action, including court proceedings.

In addition to my time in the public sector I have six years of dispute resolution experience during which time I advised on and represented clients involved in disputes across a wide range of topics, including construction and family disputes. In those roles I regularly advised on and represented clients involved in ADR processes, primarily in construction disputes.