Welcome to Adderley Head

Resource management law in New Zealand receives its fair share of criticism. Without proper guidance, those who encounter it can be taken on an unpredictable journey to an unintended destination. 

Our clients, however, have a different experience.


Adderley Head is a specialist resource management law firm, the South Island's first. As specialists, our clients embark on the process confident of a successful outcome.

Our name, Adderley Head, is the headland of Lyttelton harbour where the port's first pilots were based. Like those maritime pilots, we guide you through unfamiliar waters, offering you safe passage and a successful outcome.

As with any good pilot, our first priority is to clearly understand where you want to go. We then work with you to plan your strategy and provide a clear path to your goal that avoids the potential hazards along the way.


If you are looking for specialist advice provided in a practical, real world context, we are your kind of people. To learn more about our approach and how we can help you, please keep reading or contact us.