What We Do

We don't try to be all things to all people. We focus on what we do best and are dedicated specialists in environmental law.


Environmental law regulates the use, development, and protection of our natural and physical resources. It is an area of the law that affects us all, yet one that can be complex and is constantly evolving.

As specialists, we have the in-depth knowledge and expertise to navigate through any environmental problem or opportunity. Examples of how we can help you include:

  • Applying for resource consents, private plan changes, and other forms of environmental approval
  • Making submissions on consent applications, plans, policy statements, and legislation
  • Mediating and negotiating disputes
  • Representation at hearings before Councils, the Environment Court, and the High Court
  • Ensuring compliance with environmental obligations and responding to any enforcement actions
  • Environmental due diligence on acquisitions
  • Reviewing and contesting development contributions
  • Assisting local authorities with all aspects of local government law
  • Commissioner appointments for local authorities
  • Providing strategic, practical advice on all of the above

Our clients range from large corporations and local authorities through to individual landowners and community groups. Our work  includes residential, commercial and rural projects and involves a diverse range of issues such as water use, heritage buildings, forestry, and contaminated land.


 

Examples of our work

Selwyn District Council

Selwyn District Council

Providing strategic resource management, environmental, and local government advice and representation for Selwyn District Council.

Tait Business Park

Tait Business Park

Assisting with a significant rezoning and development proposal by Tait Communications for a high technology business park.

Southern Response

Southern Response

Acting for a major insurance company in relation to resource management issues associated with the Christchurch earthquakes and rebuild.

Arrow International

Arrow International

Representing a major construction company that was prosecuted in relation to damage caused to an archeological site without the required archaeological authority.

Plantation forestry

Plantation forestry

Assisting plantation forestry companies with submissions on District and Regional plan reviews throughout New Zealand, dealing with matters such as water quality and earthworks.

Please see our testimonials for further examples