Litigation and Policy Support
We offer specialist input through technical inputs into policy development, and expert advice to Hearings, Boards of Enquiry, and Environment Court on behalf of private and public sector clients.
Much of our specialist work centres on advice around best practice or practical implementation of the effects management hierarchy, in particular how biodiversity offsetting should be incorporated into policy or how such policies should be implemented on the ground.
Our track record in this field speaks for itself. We are usually the first port of call for many of New Zealand’s leading RMA barristers and planners when faced with potential consenting risk around biodiversity management. Our involvement includes preparation of expert evidence, mediation and expert caucusing. We have presented evidence on behalf of DOC, Councils and across the commercial sector, including mining, quarrying, land development, water storage and water supply, roading and tourism.