Senior Associate, Auckland

Natalie Summerfield

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Natalie specialises in resource management, environmental and local government law.

She has represented public and corporate clients with large-scale infrastructure projects, property developments, commercial contracts and due diligence investigations.

Natalie advises government agencies involved in major infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on roading, working with in-house counsel, project managers, planners and technical experts.

With extensive experience on regional and district plan reviews and a sound understanding of planning rules, Natalie provides clients with strategic advice about the use and development of their properties.

Natalie also has experience in Resource Management Act prosecutions, providing strategic advice to help avoid prosecutions and defending clients when the unfortunate happens.

Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Natalie worked as a resource management solicitor at two other leading New Zealand law firms.

  • Member of the New Zealand Resource Management Law Association
  • Women's Infrastructure Network Auckland Chapter committee member


Work highlights

Acting for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

on several projects including the Longswamp and Hamilton Bypass sections of the Waikato Expressway, Te Puna Memorial Hall designation and other state highway projects across New Zealand

Advising Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

on the Thames-Coromandel District Plan and Auckland Unitary Plan (operative in part)

Advising a major retirement village provider

in relation to resource consent applications for retirement village developments across New Zealand

Acting for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

in relation to a number of plan changes across the Auckland and Waikato regions

Acting on behalf of private clients

on Resource Management Act prosecutions and enforcement matters in the Environment Court

Secondment to Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency legal team

on resource management and property matters


Alternate contacts

Jennifer Caldwell

Partner, Auckland
National Chair

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

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Vanessa Evitt

Partner, Auckland

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

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  • M +64 21 754 503

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