Senior Associate, Wellington

Esther Bennett

Esther Bennett Wellington

Profile

Esther specialises in environmental and resource management law, acting for a range of public and private sector clients including local authorities, charitable organisations and large commercial companies.

Esther has appeared in council-level and Environment Court hearings and mediations on resource consenting and planning matters.  She is also part of the team of lawyers acting on a pro bono basis for the New Zealand Animal Law Association and SAFE in High Court judicial review proceedings relating to the use of pig farrowing crates.

Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Esther worked in health and social care regulatory law for a firm in London as well as in the dispute resolution group at New Zealand's Ministry of Social Development.



Work highlights

Acting for Creswell NZ Limited

in Environment Court proceedings regarding the consenting of a water bottling plant expansion

Representing Tararua District Council

in resource consent applications and Environment Court appeals regarding its Woodville, Pahiatua and Eketāhuna wastewater infrastructure

Acting for Gisborne District Council

in Environment Court appeals on its Regional Freshwater Plan

Acting on a pro-bono basis for the NZ Animal Law Association and Save Animals From Exploitation (SAFE)

in judicial review proceedings regarding the use of, and policy and laws around, pig farrowing crates

Advising Pāmu

(Landcorp) on various resource management issues including Waikato Regional Council's Proposed Regional Plan Change 1, certificates of compliance, consent lapse periods, and general RMA compliance and enforcement

Advising Otago Regional Council

in judicial review proceedings relating to a ski field resource consent application

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Alternate contacts

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

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David Randal

David Randal

Partner, Wellington

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

  • DDI +64 4 462 0450
  • M +64 21 742 863

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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

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