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Resource Management and Environmental Law

As the global conscience begins to focus on the environment we live in and how to appropriately embrace sustainability, this area of the law has become increasingly important.

At Dean & Associates we have the skills and knowledge to assist you in all aspects of environmental law including projects involving coastal, rural or residential subdivisions, advice regarding forestry or quarrying agreements, submissions to the local or regional council on proposed plan changes or activities affecting you, heritage and historic places, conservation, guiding you through the RMA and the implications of the ETS.

Our lawyers have acted for many clients in achieving successful outcomes through representation at local and regional council hearings on a vast array of environmental matters.

Our service includes:

  • Resource consent planning and applications
  • Interpretation of and compliance with District Plans
  • Land compensation agreements and compulsory acquisitions
  • Advising on notifications
  • Coastal, rural and residential subdivisions
  • Development contributions
  • EQC matters
  • Esplanade strips
  • The ETS
  • Dangerous goods and hazardous substances
  • Representation at regional and local government hearings