Expert Enironmental Law advice

About us


A boutique Environmental law firm with an enviable stable of blue-chip clients.

Berry Simons is highly experienced in Resource Management and Environmental law, providing the same intellectual firepower as a large law firm.

Engaging us means:

You'll maximise your likelihood of success as we're renowned for our high success rate on RMA issues and for our expert and meticulous management of client matters.

You'll get innovative and strategic solutions to your complex problems and leading edge projects. Our job is as much to provide solutions outside the Courtroom, as to succeed on our clients' behalf within it.

The practice is fully resourced with vast experience in: Environmental law; liquor licensing; planning instruments at all levels including Auckland’s Unitary Plan; residential, commercial, industrial and rural property development, including Special Housing Areas.

Sectors and areas of experience include Environmental law advice in: water and wastewater - policy and consenting; geothermal, thermal and wind power generation projects; energy distribution infrastructure; retirement village development; large scale residential and mixed use development; retail and commercial development; marinas; aquaculture.

We have three highly skilled partners with decades of experience in Environmental law. All have practised as partners in large firms and one as a barrister sole. They have held senior governance roles in major industry bodies such as the Resource Management Law Association and the Property Council of New Zealand.

Berry Simons’ growing team includes a growing team of red-hot young talent. These up and coming lawyers are the engine room of legal efficiency of the practice.

The boutique focus of the firm and its operating principles ensure that partners are always at hand for clients, and fully involved with work undertaken.

“We specialise in navigating through difficulties, and through contentious projects. Our thinking is used to smooth resistance. Our experience and expertise means we also know when a more direct approach is required.” - Andrew Braggins