Senior Solicitor, Auckland

Joseph Bergin

Joseph Bergin



Joe specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law.  He advises public and private sector clients on a range of resource management matters and processes including infrastructure and construction related legal advice. 

Joe has appeared as junior counsel in the Environment and High Courts and the Board of Inquiry.  He has provided support on major project consenting processes with a focus on AEE preparation and project-managing the provision of inputs from technical experts.

Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Joe worked in the resource management and construction teams at another leading New Zealand law firm.

  • Churchill Fellow
  • Member of Infrastructure New Zealand
  • Member of the Resource Management Law Association

Work highlights

Advising Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency

on Te Tupu Ngātahi (the Supporting Growth Alliance) programme for Auckland's planned future growth areas

Acting for Waka Kotahi

on various matters including the Northern Corridor Improvements project Board of Inquiry hearings

Acting for Auckland Council

through Environment Court appeals on the Auckland Unitary Plan

Advising private clients

on plan preparation and interpretation, consenting, and enforcement matters under the Resource Management Act 1991

Acting for private clients

on construction contracts and including disputes in High Court

Advising private clients and public entities

on land acquisition and compensation, reserves and conservation, official information and local government empowering legislation

Alternate contacts

Jennifer Caldwell

Partner, Auckland
National Chair

Jennifer specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law, with extensive experience as a strategic…

  • DDI +64 9 358 7034
  • M +64 21 624 162


Vanessa Evitt

Partner, Auckland

Vanessa specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law. She has acted…

  • DDI +64 9 363 0584
  • M +64 21 754 503