When it comes to the law, there is not a ‘one size fits all’ person who knows everything about every single piece of legislation. The type of professional you seek out needs to match the type of information, support and action you need. A resource management lawyer is there to help you with building and renovation issues, to larger more complex construction and ownership issues.
It’s not just big companies that need this sort of aid. If you are trying to negotiate with a council, or need to find out if your plans meet the law’s expectations, then it’s good to have legal knowledge and support on your side. You might be trying to get your home renovation plans approved or want to build on a piece of land and need to establish what constraints there may be on any plans. It could be that you have heard of a large development by the local government or by a big business and you want to know how to appeal it.
A resource management lawyer can help you apply for consents and with any attendance at council hearings if it’s a major project. They can also help with modifying existing consents when plans change and help you appeal any ruling that may affect delivery of your plan. If it’s a large project, whether you are for or against a certain issue, they can help support you in court and help you develop a case. This goes for any appearance in front of the council as well.
If you think there maybe some sensitivity from a cultural or sociological perspective on the land you plan to use, or the type of project you are planning to begin, it’s very important to start with legal representation.
Finding a firm that includes this type of specialist is incredibly helpful for anyone wanting to see their plans become a reality They are able to help you measure your expectations and discuss what the expected timeline will be, realistically and pragmatically, based on their experience and knowledge. They can help you plan and structure your expectations around this.
Use a resource management lawyer at the beginning of your project to ensure money is not wasted on plans that are unlikely to be able to become a reality. They can help with strategic advice, or, if things become a little more complicated, can also help with any litigation as the project moves along.
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.