Environmental & Resource Management Law for Non Lawyers
Wellington, 6-7 August 2012
Environmental & Resource Management Law for Non-Lawyers is an in depth, two day seminar designed to give you a practical understanding of the essentials of environmental legislation in New Zealand. It provides you an insight into what are the environmental issues faced in New Zealand, and the regulatory framework designed to ensure environmental protection.
- Gain an understanding of environmental issues in New Zealand
- Learn about legal protections that exist for the environment
- Understand what your obligations are under environmental legislation in New Zealand
- Understand recent changes to the Resource Management Act 1991
The course outline will cover the following topics:
- Integrated Environmental Risk Management
- Environmental Policy and Law
- Enforcement / Prosecution
- Resource Consent Traps and Pitfalls (Part I)
- Climate Change
- Resource Consent Traps and Pitfalls (Part II)
- Compliance and Risk Management
- Managing a Budget
The course facilitators will be Chris Simmons, Senior Associate, Chancery Green Environment Law and Strategy and Helen Andrews, Chancery Green.
Chris is experienced in a wide variety of resource management and planning areas, and has been actively involved in resource consent applications and appeals on a range of development projects. He has made numerous appearances at Council hearings, in the Environment Court and the High Court in relation to resource consent applications and district plan provisions, and has been responsible for a series of references on district and regional plans throughout the country. Chris advises on specialist environmental aspects of real estate and corporate finance transactions. He has also assisted clients with issues related to compulsory acquisition of land. also In addition to over six years experience working in NZ, Chris has spent three years working in the environment / planning field in London, predominantly with a London City firm.
Helen has advised on the consenting and designating of major projects across several industries, including minerals prospecting, renewable electricity generation, pulp and paper manufacture, roading and retailing activities. She has also acted on numerous district and regional plan matters. Other experience includes undertaking due diligence investigations for complex acquisition and divestment transactions, and advising clients on environmental aspects of Overseas Investment Act compliance. She regularly represents clients before local authorities, the Environment Court and High Court, as well as at Court-assisted mediations.
For more information on this course and to register, please click here.
CSNZ confirms that this event qualifies for Structured CPD credits based on 1 credit per hour of attendance.