A resource management lawyer will help you in the understanding of resource management law and its implementation in a multi-disciplinary framework. The lawyer will also provide excellence in resource management policy and practice and provide processes that are legally sound, effective, and efficient. Resource management is a challenging and complicated area of law that demands a high level of expertise. Knowledge of the law itself is not enough; for this legal advice to be completely effective you require knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation and local authority documentation, their impacts and practical applications to individuals and industry equally.
A resource management lawyer will have expertise in identifying planning issues and changes and preparing resource consent applications and making submissions on applications. They will also be able to make submissions on district and regional plans, carry out the designations process and provide notification issues. They will also be able to provide professional advice involving such issues as land and coastal development and also advising natural resource users. Parliamentary lobbying and submissions on Bills before Parliament and information on local government and public law also falls under their area of expertise. Resource management lawyers also provide legal opinions on all aspects of environmental and local government law. These lawyers are also experienced in managing cases at local council, Environment Court and High Court/Court of Appeal levels, but they also understand and appreciate that in today’s environment, litigation is not always the best way to resolve disputes. There are a range of options available that you can choose from to obtain a satisfactory outcome without the amount of expense and risk that accompanies litigation. When alternative techniques are not able to be effective and provide an appropriate solution, then a professional in this area of law will be able to offer a strategically directed, efficient and cost effective approach to litigation.
You need to enlist the services of a resource management lawyer when you are considering tampering with or engaging in activities involving the environment. You need to ensure you are within the law when you build houses, clear bush, and move earth, take water from streams or burn rubbish. These activities can have a major impact on your neighbours and community and it can also threaten the purity of the air, water, soil and ecosystems. All these natural factors are important to protect and preserve so future generations can survive and enjoy these privileges.
Holland Beckett Lawyers in Tauranga, New Zealand is a full service law firm with lawyers specialising in wills and trusts, asset planning protection, company, commercial, business, property, environmental and resource management, leaky homes, employment, dispute resolution, family law Tauranga and Maori land law matters. In total it employs around 45 people, of which 20 are qualified lawyers. Its client base is extremely diverse and includes local and national manufacturers, importers, exporters, farmers, orchardists, developers, port authorities, transport operators, tangata whenua and public companies.