Expert Enironmental Law advice

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strategic LEGAL advice

How can we ensure the success of your project?

It comes down to our team's in-depth practical understanding of the Resource Management Act 1991 and all other legislation relating to Environmental and Resource Management Law and the way we apply this to your situation.

Essentially you'll get strategic legal counsel and advice based on our wealth of experience and expertise.

Submissions and advocacy

You'll get faster, better resolutions as a result of our intimate working knowledge of the various regulatory and state agencies, built up through our wealth of hands-on experience. This insight, and our constructive agency relationships, enhance Berry Simons' submissions and advocacy on behalf of clients.

Alternative dispute resolution and mediation

If you are, or are likely to be, a party to a dispute about the use and allocation of resources, Simon Berry (who has completed LEADR [Lawyers Engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution] training, can act as a mediator to help you resolve it.

Our team members can also act as your advocate. Our approach is to use our considerable experience and expertise in the field of Environmental and Resource Management Law to offer you fast, satisfactory dispute resolution, with a view to avoiding lengthy and costly court proceedings.

Commissioner appointments

Simon Berry is a qualified Hearing Chairman and has frequently been appointed to sit as an independent hearing comissioner to determine resource consent applications and designation requirements under the RMA.

He has chaired a number of these hearings, including resource consent renewals for the Wairakei Geothermal Power station, Plan Change 24 (Pokeno) for the Franklin District Council, pest eradication at Tawhauranui Regional Park and designations for the new Kopu Bridge, to name a few.