Resource Management

Mike Gibbs

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Since joining Cavell in 2016 Mike has been an dedicated member of the Resource Management team, working for a variety of clients on projects ranging from modest fence disputes to large district wide water projects. 

He enjoys the variety that comes with working in resource management law and is genuinely focussed on promoting his clients’ interests and building strong lasting relationships.

Before becoming a solicitor, Mike worked as a Geologist for 15 years. He worked in a number of countries, on large and small projects, which means he has an eye for the big picture no matter what project he is working on. 

His approach to the law is practical and focussed on helping clients understand their problems from all sides.  Mike’s hope is that by bringing a logical and analytical perspective to the table that he will be best able to support his clients and provide advice which suits his clients particular needs.


Contact Telephone: +64 3 339 5639
Email: mike.gibbs@cavell.co.nz
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Professional Qualifications

Admission as Barrister and Solicitor 2013

PLSC College of Law 2013

Bachelor of Law UC 2012

BSc Earth Science and Geology 1996


Resource Management Team



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My husband and I approached Cavell Leitch to help us fight a resource consent application that would impact greatly on not only our lifestyle but our neighbours as well. We had a meeting with Mike within a few days of contacting the firm and during that meeting it became patently obvious to us that they had the expertise and resources to fight this application for us. This took such a weight off our shoulders.

Mike kept in regular touch with us and we felt we could bounce ideas off him but at the same time we were guided as to what was appropriate and what wasn’t. Throughout the whole process we felt listened to and treated with respect and empathy as it was a very emotional time for us. Ultimately the applicant withdrew their application and from reading the councils report it was obvious that our concerns had been taken into account.

For anyone who needs guidance, assistance, and representation with RMA issues we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Cavell Leitch. You can be sure that you will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity.