Senior Associate, Wellington

Victoria Brunton

Victoria Brunton - Wellington


Victoria specialises in environment and resource management, and local government.  Victoria's practice also includes advising clients on concession applications under the Conservation Act 1987.


Victoria has appeared as junior counsel in the Environment Court and High Court on resource consent applications for major projects and plan making processes under the Resource Management Act 1991.  Victoria has also been involved in a number of mediations.


Prior to joining Buddle Findlay in 2016, Victoria worked as a planning solicitor for the Treasury Solicitor's Department in London and as a resource management solicitor at another leading New Zealand law firm.

Work highlights

Acting for Horowhenua District Council

on resource consent applications for the Foxton Wastewater Treatment Plant (direct referral to the Environment Court) and on the review of and application to change conditions of consent for the Levin Landfill (council level and appeal proceedings)

Acting for the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand

on appeals on the South Taranaki District Council's proposed district plan

Acting for Westpower

on the concession application for a hydro-electricity generation development on the Waitaha River under the Conservation Act 1987

Acting for the Kāpiti Coast District Council

on the declaratory proceedings concerning the proposed District Plan (Environment Court and High Court level)

Secondment to the NZ Transport Agency legal team in 2017

to advise on resource management, Māori law and general legal issues

Advising Genesis Energy

on Plan Change 16 and the implications for its Lake Tekapo electricity generation assets


Alternate contacts

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…

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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…

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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…

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