Local Government: Enforcement & Prosecution

Excelling in regulatory enforcement and prosecution, we have a long history representing councils in this area of the law. 

EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE:

Partner, Adam Hopkinson leads a prosecution and enforcement group that regularly represents local authorities, including Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Tauranga City Council, Whakatane District Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council. In fact, we’ve been representing Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council for more than 20 years.

Our prosecution and enforcement work for Bay of Plenty Regional Council has included more than 80 prosecutions under the Resource Management Act 1991 for different offences, and a number of enforcement order applications and abatement notice appeals. It’s also included enforcement work relating to the Regional Council’s Navigation Safety Bylaw and drafting of that Bylaw.

Our regulatory prosecution and enforcement work for Western Bay of Plenty Council has included Resource Management Act, Building Act and Dog Control Act cases.

We’ve acted for both Tauranga City Council and Whakatane District Council in recent Resource Management Act prosecutions and enforcement order applications and conduct Building Act prosecutions for both councils.

Other regulatory work for local authorities includes conducting Dog Control Act prosecutions and appeals, advising on Building Act and Resource Management Act enforcement and advising on Traffic Bylaw enforcement.

The majority of the local authority prosecution and enforcement work is undertaken by Adam Hopkinson and solicitors Victoria Brewer and Mallory Schofield. Other members of the litigation team also have involvement in enforcement work.


Talk to us about:

  • Prosecutions for offences under the Resource Management Act 1991.
  • Prosecutions for offences under the Building Act 2004.
  • Prosecutions for offences under the Dog Control Act 1996.
  • Prosecutions for offences under the Local Government Act 2002.
  • Prosecutions for offences under the Maritime Transport Act 1994.
  • Prosecutions for Bylaw offences.

Key Contacts

Adam Hopkinson

Partners

Partner

Phone: +64 7 927 0509
Email: ahopkinson@clmlaw.co.nz

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Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts, Victoria University

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Mary Hill

Partners

Partner

Phone: +64 7 927 0590
Email: mhill@clmlaw.co.nz

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Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Canterbury

Master of Commercial Law (First Class Honours), University of Auckland

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Consultants

Senior Associate