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DLA Piper New Zealand

Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Talented team that acts on a variety of resource management, planning and environmental matters. Substantial client base of public entities that it advises on local and national planning matters. Able to act on consenting strategy and associated litigation as well as regulatory compliance mandates, including enforcement and prosecutions.

Strengths

A client who singles out the team's "high level of expertise and experience" adds that it is "responsive, solutions-focused and provides pragmatic advice."

Another source says of the practice: "They are highly regarded for expertise in resource management, their pragmatic approach including managing risk, and firm but fair client relationships."

Work highlights

Successfully represented Auckland Council in High Court appellate litigation which challenged a ruling made with regard to the Auckland Unitary Plan by the Environment Court.

Notable practitioners

Kerry Anderson has a wide-ranging practice advising government departments and local councils on resource consents, designations and contentious issues. One interviewee describes her as a "clear thinker, excellent strategist and good litigator," adding: "She outlines what the issues and recommended solutions are. She keeps us focused on the outcome."

Stephen Quinn is "a pragmatic and knowledgeable local government practitioner who reliably solves complex issues." He advises public sector clients on a wide range of environment and planning approvals, but is particularly renowned for his resource management expertise.

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Members

Quinn, Stephen (Head of Department)

Anderson, Kerry

Hartley, Diana

Energy & Natural Resources Department

DLA Piper New Zealand

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Department location

Level 4, Deloitte House,

20 Customhouse Quay

Wellington City

Wellington

New Zealand

6011

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New Zealand

Environment & Resource Management


Kerry Anderson
Band 2
Stephen Quinn
Band 1