Simpson Grierson has the largest public law practice of any law firm in New Zealand. But what really sets us apart are the legal specialists who operate within it. No other group has the scope of knowledge on the range of issues faced by local government. We are the indisputable market leaders in environmental law and resource management.

Our public law specialists have accumulated decades of experience acting for a large local authority client base and assisting them in their dealings with central government. This experience has also been noted by government departments and agencies, who have asked us to participate in legislative drafting and to work with those responsible for shaping or reforming policy.

Our connections with prime movers in government circles, and the market profile of our public law practice, has made government take note of our views on policy and legislative developments. We provide an effective route to raise issues with government, either directly or through our relationship with Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ).

Recent Work

For examples of our recent work, please see our more detailed expertise pages (menu to the left).