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Portrait of Patrick Mulligan

Patrick heads Buddle Findlay’s resource management team and environmental law team in Auckland.  Patrick has over 20 years litigation experience in this area and more broadly.

Patrick advises on a wide range of litigation matters specialising in environmental, resource management, local government, public law and construction issues.  He acts as counsel for both private corporate clients and local authorities, appearing in various Courts and Tribunals including the Environment, Maori Land and Appellate Court, High Courts and the Court of Appeal.  

His recent work includes RMA plan change and resource consent cases and appeals for large infrastructure projects, declaratory and judicial review proceedings in the High Court and Court of Appeal on administrative decisions of local government. 

He has acted for corporates in respect of regulatory action in respect of contamination issues and various litigation actions in respect of geothermal energy project operations contracts and lease disputes.

Patrick has extensive experience with environmental auditing and due diligence.

  • LLB University of Canterbury