Senior Associate, Auckland

Mathew Gribben

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Profile

Mathew specialises in environmental and resource management law and advises on a wide range of resource management, environmental and local government matters.

He acts for private clients, infrastructure providers and local authorities on resource consents, policy statements, plans and designations.  He has advised residential and mixed use developers, water and waste water providers, supermarket and mall operators as well as local authorities.

In addition to litigation and advisory work, Mathew has extensive experience in environmental due diligence and development contributions and rating matters.

Mathew was the primary legal adviser for Auckland Council on the coastal plan component of the Auckland Unitary Plan and also acted on natural heritage, social infrastructure and public open space topics, including appeals to the High Court and Environment Court.  He also advises the Western Bay of Plenty District Council on a range of planning matters.

He also acts for the NZ Transport Agency on the East West Link project and is currently a senior member of the legal team advising the NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport on the Supporting Growth transport programme for Auckland's new growth areas.

Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Mathew worked for a boutique environmental law firm and another national law firm.



Work highlights

Acting for the NZ Transport Agency

on the East West Link project, one of New Zealand's most complex state highway projects involving a 13 week hearing before a board of inquiry

Acting for Auckland Council

on a range of topics related to the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan including biodiversity, social infrastructure and public open space topics subsequent appeals to the High Court and Environment Court

Acting for Western Bay of Plenty District Council

in relation to appeals on resource consent decision and planning processes

Advising Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency

on the Supporting Growth transport programme for Auckland's new growth areas

Acting for the NZ Transport Agency

on a range of plan making processes including appearances in Environment Court and High Court

Acting for various private clients

to obtain resource consents for residential and mixed use developments across Auckland, including Les Mills new city campus, terrace housing developments, apartment buildings and single house subdivisions

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Jennifer Caldwell

Jennifer Caldwell

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

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Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulligan

Partner, Auckland

Patrick specialises in environment and resource management, local government, and public law. Patrick advises on a wide range of...

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Vanessa Evitt

Vanessa Evitt

Partner, Auckland

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

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