Senior Associate, Auckland

Leigh Ziegler

Leigh Ziegler


Leigh specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law, with particular experience working on large scale infrastructure projects and consenting developments.

Leigh has provided strategic advice to local authorities, crown entities and private clients on a range of issues arising under the Resource Management Act 1991, Public Works Act 1981, Local Government Acts and other key transport and local government legislation.  Leigh has extensive experience acting on behalf of requiring authorities in NoR and resource consent applications, both at a council level and in the Environment Court.

In addition to this work, Leigh also has experience advising clients in relation to their obligations under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.  Leigh has also provided advice to clients in relation to the environmental aspects of a broad range of property and commercial transactions.    

  • Member of the Resource Management Law Association
  • Member of Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa / New Zealand Māori Law Society

Work highlights

Advising Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi

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

Acting for Waka Kotahi

on several projects including the Papakura to Bombay Project, East West Link Project and Southern Corridor Improvements Project

Acting for various local authorities

in respect of their plan change processes including advising Auckland Council on the Regional Policy Statement and Mana Whenua workstreams for the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

Advising private clients

on Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act controls and appearing before the District Licensing Committee for licence renewal applications

Advising private clients and public entities


on land acquisitions and compensation, official information and local government empowering legislation

Advising private clients

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