Please note confirmed date of Tuesday 7 March 2017
With increasing numbers of self-represented persons and community groups appearing in the Environment Court, having diverse (and potentially conflicting) interests and often limited budgets, accommodating and managing them is becoming increasingly important. This On Demand webinar provides judicial and counsel perspectives and insights, with a view to assisting counsel and others appearing before the Court.
In relation to self-represented persons and community groups in the Environment Court context:
- Gain a better understanding of the procedural and regulatory context.
- Gain insights into the various challenges encountered by the judiciary and by counsel when dealing with self-represented persons and community groups, including balancing the interests at play and making good use of funding.
- Become appraised of the practical steps counsel can take to promote their clients’ interests while facilitating the proper administration of justice and enhancing the Court’s efficiency.
Who should view?
Environment & Resource Management lawyers as well as general practitioners who do some of this work. Self-represented persons and members of NGOs and community groups may also benefit from attending.
Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.
Principal Environment Judge Newhook
Rob graduated from Auckland University with an LLB(Hons) in 1995. Rob has been a partner in several firms including Kensington Swan, Kirkland Enright and DLA Phillips Fox. Rob commenced practice as a barrister in 2014. Rob has acted in a number of Environment Court matters, as well as appellate cases at High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. This includes Supreme Court decisions in EDS v King Salmon, Estate Homes and Save Our Sounds. Rob frequently represents community groups in Environment Court litigation and judicial review proceedings.
Chair & Commentator