Rachel Kennedy

General Counsel

Rachel is a General Counsel, based at TPG’s Auckland office.

Rachel brings a high level of expertise and technical ability to the legal side of TPG’s core business. Rachel spent two years in private practice before joining TPG as a Property Consultant. She joined the legal team eight months later, where she has been for over 23 years. Her primary responsibilities are to provide legal advice on all aspects of the Public Works Act 1981 (PWA) and land tenure. Rachel is also responsible for ensuring that all legal requirements are met concerning the acquisition and disposal of publicly owned land.

Rachel has significant experience with the statutory requirements of Section 40 PWA, compulsory acquisition, and Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, as well as various pieces of Treaty Settlement legislation. Her other responsibilities include drafting legal documents, land status investigations and provides legal input into finding practical property solutions for clients.

Rachel has presented and co-presented papers at the 2005-2016 Local Authority Property (LAPA) Managers conference, including Avulsion- The Napier Experience (2014), ‘The Castle’ compulsory acquisition (2013), Māori Land (2011 and 2012), Foreshore and Seabed (2010) and Road Stopping (2004).