Lara Burkhardt

Environment & Resource Management Law and Maori Law  

Lara joined Holland Beckett in January 2009 and became a partner in 2011 where she specialises in resource management law.

Lara advises on a range of environmental and planning issues and has experience acting at all stages of development for private, corporate, industry and infrastructure clients. She has particular experience acting in relation to consenting, designation, compliance and regional/national policy matters for the energy and utility sector, advising and representing defendants in relation to prosecutions and enforcement matters concerning contaminated land and discharge issues and has appeared at Council hearings, mediations and in the Courts.

Lara also advises on the environmental aspects of property and commercial acquisitions.

Prior to joining Holland Beckett, Lara has spent several years working for large law firms in Auckland and Melbourne, and spent one year with a local council in London. Lara spent her high school years in Tauranga where she represented the Bay in swimming.


LLB (Hons), University of Auckland 1997
BBS (Business Law), Massey University 1994
Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand 1998 and in Victoria, Australia 2000

Community Activity

Breast Cancer Support Services Tauranga Trust – Trustee
Tauranga Maori Business Association - Board Member
Resource Management Law Association - Member