Resource Management

Corporate and commercial law

Achieving successful commercial objectives involves collaborating with lawyers who understand your business, your commercial environment and your expectations for the future. Your lawyer should act as your business partner, offering advice to help you make better business decisions.

This requires people who can explain complex situations in plain English, provide dependable and accurate information, anticipate and manage risks, and develop solutions to get you a profitable outcome.

What you can or cannot do with your land, business, home or resources is governed by resource management law. If you want to change the purpose of land, buildings or resources, you will probably need resource consent.

There are many scenarios where resource management comes into play. It is a complex aspect of law which requires timely, accurate advice and advocacy. We offer specialist resource management and local government advice and advocacy.

Commercial Maritime Law

For maritime business owners, we provide sound advice for the sale and purchase of vessels, registration, ownerships and other legal matters related to running your business.


If you’re facing a marine sector dispute, we have lawyers with extensive experience in the resolution of claims and the regulatory defence of prosecutions.


We stay at the forefront of any changes to legislation governing the maritime sector and can provide advice about how any changes will affect your business.

How we help

We can assist with all aspects of resource management, from resource consent applications to plan changes, prosecutions and enforcement proceedings. Our resource management team appears regularly before Councils and in the Environment Court and High Court and in mediations.

Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

Areas of expertise:

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Judicial review
  • Land valuation
  • Local government
  • Public law
  • Regulatory prosecutions
  • Resource management and environmental