Setareh Stienstra, Barrister

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Setareh is a strategist and lawyer specialising in local government, resource management, environment and infrastructure issues.  Having been in practice since 1999, Setareh has worked some of the New Zealand’s leading firms and Queen’s Counsel.  She is friendly, approachable and will always put her client’s interests first. Setareh regularly represents clients before Courts and tribunals, in particular in the High Court, the District Court, the Environment Court, Coroner's Court, and Department of Building and Housing.

  • Member of NZ Bar Association
  • Member Resource Management Law Association

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Setareh has an in-depth knowledge of local government and resource management law. She adds considerable value to the projects she is involved with. I have had the pleasure of working with Setareh at Waitakere City Council when she was legal counsel there and more recently she has been in contact with HPO to recommend land be established as a SHA.
— Alina Wimmer, Auckland Council