Local Government

We work with local authorities

An efficient, adaptable and effective bureaucratic system is crucial to the general well being of the communities it administers.

We work with local authorities in a cost-efficient and results-effective manner, ensuring they can plan with confidence and move with certainty.

Dean & Coleman Law has a wide-ranging and focused knowledge of the areas and issues confronting local authorities in today’s regulatory world.

In our work we regularly advise clients on their rights and obligations under relevant legislation and act on their behalf in the acquisition, sale and development of their large and diverse property portfolios. The firm is proud of the strong relationships it has with local authorities which we have forged by virtue of the thorough understanding of the relevant issues we have developed over the years.

Our services include:
  • Infrastructure development
  • Funding, revenue streams and procurement
  • Liability
  • Statutory decision making
  • Road stopping, realignment and amalgamation of roads and related Public Works Act 1981 and Local Government Act 2002 matters
  • Rural water schemes
  • Acting on property portfolios involving leases, sale and purchase of assets, compulsory acquisitions and freeholding
  • Large scale residential and commercial subdivisions
  • Harbour development
  • Advising on local authorities’ obligations under the Reserves Act 1977
  • Pipeline agreements and licences to occupy
  • Airport development
  • Legislation drafting
  • Private Members Bills and liaison with Parliamentary Counsel Office