Janna is a Partner in the Property Team at Saunders Robinson Brown.

Janna specialises in all matters relating to residential property, as well as property developments, including commercial developments and large scale subdivisions throughout Canterbury.

She also works with a number of private clients in estate planning and trust law.

Janna is a Trustee of the Rainbow Childrens Trust and has an interest in charitable trusts.

After graduating from the University of Canterbury in 2006 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in History she practised in the Hawkes Bay for over three years. Janna then moved to London where she spent two years working as a legal advisor for various law firms, including Browne Jacobson LLP.

On her return to Christchurch in 2012, Janna joined Saunders Robinson Brown and became a Partner in 2015.

Notable experience

  • Advising private clients on small subdivisions, freeholding cross lease properties and cross lease subdivisions.

  • Advising developers on large scale residential subdivisions in the City and Selwyn area.

  • Advising and assisting developers at Clearwater Resort.

  • Advising clients in relation to residential property and buying and selling land.

  • Advising clients on finance and loan structures and documents secured over land.

  • Advising private clients in relation to estate planning and trusts.

  • Acting for clients on loans to family members/children.


  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society.

  • Member of the Property Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society.

  • Trustee of the Rainbow Childrens Trust.