Wynn Williams Lawyers

Energy & Natural Resources Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Respected firm with a presence in Christchurch and Auckland. Well known for its work in the water sector, with considerable expertise advising on freshwater management and land plan issues. Also assists with development projects and advises on resource consents and liability through to appeals. Adept at handling matters in relation to the Resource Management Act 1991 and earthquake recovery legislation.

Strengths One appreciative client praises the service provision offered by the team's lawyers, stating: "They provide really good coverage on a wide variety of issues. I'm really impressed by their level of attention to detail, professionalism and accessibility."

"The proposal they handled for us was complex but their work was extremely impressive; we always get a reply, even at difficult times," appreciates another source.

Work highlights Advised Canterbury Regional Council in respect of Fulton Hogan's resource consent applications for the establishment of a new aggregate quarry near Templeton, Canterbury.

Notable practitioners

Lucy de Latour continues to grow her profile in the resource management space and offers strategic advice in relation to regional plan formation, legislative reform and resource content applications, often in the context of proposed developments and freshwater management. "She is very pragmatic, she's able to react and respond very quickly, and she understands the technical side," according to a client.

Rising in the rankings, Philip Maw is a highly regarded practitioner with particular expertise in freshwater planning policy and development. He is regularly instructed by regional councils to handle a wide range of matters in connection with conservation orders, judicial reviews and resource consent applications. One client notes: "He is forceful without being aggressive; he drives matters very well and makes sure that the job gets done."