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
FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON POTENTIAL SHORT TERM AMENDMENTS TO RMA
Wed March 7th 2018
Over the last two years, Berry Simons has been critical of what we see as a decline in the coherence and workability of the Resource Management Act 1991 (“RMA”), as a result of ill-conceived and poorly drafted amendments to that Act.
Pokeno plan change request granted for extension
Mon May 14th 2018
Pokeno Village Holdings Limited successfully obtained approval for the rezoning of 26 hectares of rural land adjoining the existing Pokeno Structure Plan area.