Jen is an Environmental and Resource Management Law specialist with over 10 years’ experience. She has worked closely with Simon Berry for almost a decade.
“The work we do in the environment is important – whether it be delivering essential water and electricity infrastructure to communities or undertaking development which is sensitive to the local environment. Each project is unique and deserves its own innovative solution – being part of a team that delivers those results is a great feeling.”
After completing her degrees in Arts and Law in New South Wales, Jen joined an Environment and Planning team at a major law firm in Sydney, before relocating to Auckland in 2003. Jen is admitted to practice in both New South Wales and New Zealand.
- Bachelor of Law, Wollongong University (New South Wales)
- Bachelor of Arts, Wollongong University (New South Wales)
- Simon Berry’s Chambers 2004-2012
- Minter Ellison, Auckland 2003-2004
- Member of the Environment and Planning team, Minter Ellison, Sydney 2002 – 2003
Phone: 09 969 2300
Our People / Jen Vella
RMJ Article: Death of the RMA by a Thousand Cuts
Thu May 11th 2017
Berry Simons authors have expressed the concern that two recent legislative initiatives continue the increasingly evident trend towards ad hoc decision-making processes under the RMA.
RMJ Article: RMA - Where to from here?
Mon Sept. 25th 2017
Further amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) have become inevitable, if only to address the adverse consequences of ill-conceived amendments made in the last few years.