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Rebecca Tompkins

Rebecca Tompkins

Senior Solicitor

M:+64 22 173 6216

T:+64 9 357 9258


F:+64 9 357 9099



Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts, University of Auckland


2007 New Zealand; 2011 Victoria, Australia


​Rebecca advises public and commercial clients on the resource management and environmental aspects of large-scale energy and infrastructure projects, property development, commercial contracts and due diligence investigations. 

She has extensive experience assisting clients with environmental and planning liability, regulatory obligations and compliance, including advising on legal strategies for the management of risk in commercial transactions.

Rebecca worked as a specialist planning and environmental lawyer with King and Wood Mallesons in Melbourne before re-joining Chapman Tripp in 2014.


Rebecca's experience includes:

  • advising Transpower New Zealand Limited in relation to various plan changes and development proposals across the North Island and with respect to the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan
  • providing specialist advice to both local and international corporate entities, on environmental due diligences (both purchaser and vendor), including coordinating environmental audits and reviewing relevant contract and warranty provisions
  • advising a large Chinese based client in relation to residential subdivision and development of various ex-industrial properties
  • advising the NZ Transport Agency at Council and Environment Court levels, on the designation and resource consent aspects of a number of State Highway projects, including the SH20 Waikato Expressway - Te Rapa section
  • acting for a major retirement village provider on planning for and securing necessary resource consents for several retirement villages across New Zealand
  • advising on the consenting via designation of significant high pressure gas transmission pipelines
  • advising an industrial client on the planning and environmental regulations and required approvals in relation to the proposed development of an ammonium nitrate and chemical plant
  • acting for an energy client in planning and securing the necessary approvals for the development of a power station site
  • acting on large Australian roading and rail infrastructure projects
  • assisting Melbourne Airport with the redevelopment of the airport and surrounding airport-owned land, and
  • providing advice to Woolworths in relation to resource consent/planning permits for supermarket redevelopments.