Lisa Hansen

BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Otago)

1992, New Zealand

Contact Details
Direct phone  +64-4-9141052
Mobile phone +64-21-02413822
Fax +64-4-4733179

Lisa Hansen

Commenced practice as a barrister sole on 1 February 2010.

Was previously a Crown Counsel at the Crown Law Office for 13 years from January 1997 to January 2010.

Earlier legal experience included two years as a commercial solicitor at Caudwells, Dunedin (1991 to 1993) and three years as the Regional Solicitor for the Department of Conservation's West Coast Conservancy (December 1993 to December 1996).

Experience and Expertise

Specialist in civil litigation, including:

Appearing in numerous judicial review proceedings, declaratory judgments, tort claims, contract claims, equity proceedings and statutory appeals.

Undertaking employment investigations.

Involvement in inquiries and reviews.

Appearing in resource management hearings.

Appearing as counsel at all levels from the Privy Council and Supreme Court to the Land Valuation Tribunal.

Negotiating settlements for a large number of proceedings.

Advising on:

  1. Litigation strategy.
  2. Public and administrative law issues.
  3. Land, water, environmental and resource management, and public works issues
  4. Issues arising in the health, social security and education sectors.
  5. Statutory interpretation issues across a wide range of statutes.
  6. The exercise of statutory powers and functions.
  7. Employment issues.
  8. Professional discipline.
  9. Medico-legal issues. 
  10. Relationship property matters.

Appointments, memberships and publications

Gambling Commissioner (three year term commencing on 1 January 2011)

Member of Legislation Advisory Committee


Member of Legal Aid Provider Central Selection Committee (two year term from February 2012)

Member of: NZLS Ethics Committee, NZBA Council, LEADR, LEANZ

Consultation Requirements, webinar, NZLS CLE Ltd, September 2012

Adjunct for Laws 381 Civil Procedure, Trimester One, 2013, Victoria University

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