Joanna BeresfordPartner | Environmental
+64 21 114 1277 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna has advised on all aspects of local government and resource management law including strategic planning, consenting, designations and public works, and environmental enforcement and compliance. She is passionate about high quality urban development and the infrastructure projects needed to serve development.
Joanna works closely with her clients to devise strategies to obtain the development outcomes sought. Her calm, strategic and pragmatic approach allows her to help her clients navigate complex legal problems.
She has acted for clients on all sides of resource management matters, including community groups, submitters, applicants, requiring authorities, local authorities and central Government to help to solve problems in relation to resource consents, designations, plan changes and enforcement and compliance matters under the RMA. Her broad experience gives her the ability to understand other perspectives when she is guiding her clients through the process of evaluating their legal options.
Joanna is a skilled negotiator and is experienced in resolving environmental disputes (including by representing clients in mediation and appearing before local authority hearing panels, the Environment Court, Boards of Inquiry, the High Court and Select Committees).
Joanna has over 15 years’ experience as a local government and resource management lawyer.
She has a strong interest in legal education and is currently a mentor for the College of Law New Zealand mentoring programme for Auckland Law Students.