Resource Management / Environmental

Our team of committed experts has an impressive depth of knowledge in all aspects of resource management law and complementary areas of local government law.  They take an active interest in getting to know clients and their businesses in order to provide robust and innovative legal advice.

In terms of resource management law, the team’s experience is notable, with expertise in all areas including obtaining complex resource consents, environmental due diligence, legislative and policy advice, natural resources and primary industries including aquaculture and agriculture, coastal, conservation and tourism issues, large scale infrastructural projects with a particular focus on airport and port planning together with large scale commercial, industrial and residential property development and changes to regional and district planning documents and plan reviews.

Although problem solving and creating opportunities for settlement is a key focus for the team, for those matters for which hearings are unavoidable, the team comprises confident advocates who regularly provide legal representation in a range of jurisdictions including at mediations, local government and Court hearings.

The team’s expertise in local government law extends to local body decision making, reserves, roading, advising on submissions on consultation documents and bylaws, regulatory enforcement including liquor licensing, related Building Act issues, and a range of other matters.

Our team is located in Christchurch and Queenstown although we advise clients throughout New Zealand.  The team works closely with the firm’s other specialist teams, such as our corporate advisers, commercial property, construction, and private law teams in order to provide clients with comprehensive and integrated advice.

Our diverse range of clients includes airports, a wide variety of industries and primary sector clients, tourism providers, commercial and residential property developers, interest groups, iwi and local government authorities.

Our clients value the way we are direct in our approach, highly competent and passionate, providing proactive advice and representation to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for them.

Lane Neave Resource Management and Local Government Team – lawyers, confidants and specialists – an integral part of your business.

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