Diana Hartley specialises in resource management, environmental, local government and public law. She acts for government entities, including local authorities and council-controlled organisations, as well as corporates and developers.

Diana has particular expertise in resource management and local government strategic advice, regional and district plan development and interpretation, and the consenting of large projects. She also provides advice on environmental due diligence for commercial transactions and contaminated land liabilities.

She appears before the Environment Court and High Court on district plan, resource consent and designation appeals, judicial review and declaration proceedings, and before Boards of Inquiry. Diana also regularly attends court-assisted mediation on behalf of clients.

Her extensive resource management experience includes advising in relation to urban growth and intensification matters, infrastructure projects, the rural environment, subdivision and heritage matters.