Partner, Wellington

David Randal

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David specialises in resource management, environmental and conservation law, public law, general civil litigation and Māori law.

He has advised clients at the heart of intensive RMA processes and relishes being part of multi-faceted teams working on large projects.  He is an experienced advocate and has appeared in a broad range of cases before various tribunals, including the Privy Council, Court of Appeal, High Court, Environment Court, Waitangi Tribunal, and Māori Land Court.

David has specific expertise in boards of inquiry constituted to consider proposals of national significance.  He also advises on marine consent processes under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012.

David has acted for the Crown on the settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.

Work highlights

Advising the NZ Transport Agency

on significant transport projects, including the Petone to Grenada Link Road and the Wellington to Hutt Valley Walking and Cycling Link

Advising the NZ Transport Agency

in respect of the successful consenting of its proposed Peka Peka to North Ōtaki Expressway

Acting for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

in the proposed Christchurch Replacement Plan process

Advising Horowhenua District Council

on a range of High Court, Māori Land Court, and Environment Court matters relating to municipal water and wastewater infrastructure

Advising Kāpiti Coast District Council

on High Court proceedings relating to district plan matters

Advising Contact Energy

on resource consent processes for several large-scale renewable energy developments, including the Hauāuru mā raki wind farm, which was called in for hearing by a Board of Inquiry


Alternate contacts

Paul Beverley

Paul Beverley

Partner, Wellington
National Chair

Paul is the National Chair of Buddle Findlay. Paul specialises in resource management planning and consenting processes…

  • DDI +64 4 462 0406
  • M +64 21 276 9322


David Allen

David Allen

Partner, Wellington

David specialises in all aspects of resource management, environmental and natural resources law and local government law. He is a…

  • DDI +64 4 462 0423
  • M +64 21 955 744