Local Government and Public Sector

We have specialist expertise in local government law, acting for both territorial and regional councils.  We also advise other public sector organisations.

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Our firm has provided legal advice to the Whangarei District Council and its predecessors for over 70 years, as well as advising other local authorities. We also act for public sector clients in a range of other sectors, including electricity, health and education.

Our aim is to provide our public sector clients with legal advice which is proactive, accurate, strategic and cost-effective. We combine specialist expertise with local knowledge and a personal approach. As a result, we build strong, enduring relationships with the individuals and organisations we work with.

We provide legal advice on:

Services for local authorities
Services for other public sector clients
  • Building Act
  • Bylaws
  • Construction and projects
  • District and Regional Plans
  • Dog control
  • Environmental law and resource management – all aspects
  • Infrastructure
  • Local Government Act (and related legislation)
  • Local government governance and structures
  • Official information and privacy advice
  • Prosecutions & enforcement
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Rating
  • Resource Management Act
  • Roading
  • Statutory compliance
  • Water and waste water
  • Electricity sector – advice and representation
  • Education providers – advice and representation
  • Health sector – advice and representation
  • Litigation & dispute resolution
  • Official information and privacy advice
  • Outsourcing and tendering
  • Property – buying, selling, leasing, subdividing, easements
  • Public Works Act
  • Resource consents and consent approvals
  • Statutory compliance
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