Caroline has a wealth of experience in the property sector having worked as a land manager for a number of years before completing her law degree. Prior to joining Cavell Leitch, Caroline was involved in various aspects of high country land management including advising on tenure review, consents and land management issues.
Since joining Cavell Leitch, Caroline has been involved in a range of property and resource management matters including advising clients in relation to buying and selling residential, lifestyle and farm land and advising on easement matters, water rights, and other land and resource management related legal matters.
Caroline has expertise in the Overseas Investment Office application process having acted for several clients in this regard. She has also advised clients on issues relating to forestry and the Emissions Trading Scheme, and has particular expertise in the Land Act and Crown Pastoral Land Act.
Caroline’s background as a plant ecologist combined with her expertise and knowledge of property and resource management law, Crown land and rural land management issues means that she is uniquely qualified to advise clients on agri-business property transactions.
BSc (Canterbury) 1982
M Appl Sci (Hons) (Lincoln) 1987
LLB (Canterbury) 2010
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Property Team Manager
Marie Smuts-Kennedy – Legal Secretary