Litigation & Local Government


Paul Cooney



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Phone: +64 7 927 0520



Bachelor of Laws, University of Auckland

Paul provides advice to clients across a broad spectrum on environmental, Local Government, planning and resource management law.

About Paul:

  • Paul is one of the most senior Local Government and Resource Management Counsel in New Zealand, with over 35 years experience.
  • He has been involved in a number of important cases before the Environment Court and the High Court.
  • His cases include major infrastructure projects, large-scale urban and rural developments, as well as District and Regional Plan appeals.
  • Paul works in the firm’s Local Government and Resource Management team and is an accredited RMA Commissioner Chairman and also a Government-appointed Development Contributions Commissioner.
  • Paul's married to Annelie with two adult children and two grandchildren.  One of his out of work interests is cooking.


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