Just 10 months after arriving at Tompkins Wake, the depth and scope of environmental and planning issues in the Waikato Region has vindicated Theresa Le Bas’ decision to bring her 16 years specialisation in environmental and planning law to the firm and its clients.
Much of Theresa’s experience to date has been gained in top tier, national law firms in both New Zealand and Australia. Theresa’s extensive experience in obtaining approvals for large scale infrastructure, mining, energy and industrial projects, performing legal due diligence for national and international acquisitions as well as managing contaminated site issues across New Zealand, Victoria and Western Australia has already proven to be a valuable resource for Tompkins Wake clients.
Since joining the Tompkins Wake Resource Management & Environment Team, Theresa has worked on a range of matters utilising her specialist expertise. These include representing a resource consent applicant in an innovative harbour catchment management proposal, assisting a territorial local authority in the preparation and drafting of a second generation district plan, and facilitating the rationalisation of resource consent and bond obligations for a closed and rehabilitated mine. Other projects have included preparing legal risk management strategies for contaminated site issues and providing legal due diligence advice on acquisition proposals throughout the country.
With the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regional economies being driven by their vibrant primary sectors, there is an extraordinary variety and quality of public and private sector initiatives happening within the regions. These require proven and innovative expertise in environmental and planning law. The Tompkins Wake Resource Management & Environment Team are leaders in this area of the law, and the experience and skill set that Theresa Le Bas brings to the Team are a perfect match for Tompkins Wake and its clients.
Theresa was made a partner of the firm from 3 February this year.