Ms Jo Appleyard > Chapman Tripp > Auckland, New Zealand > Lawyer Profile

Chapman Tripp
PO BOX 2206
New Zealand

Work Department

Dispute resolution, environment, planning and resource management.




Jo is a skilled litigator and resource management specialist with over 20 years’ experience specialising in energy and natural resources and environment and resource management matters. She advises clients in the public and private sectors on the full range of environmental and resource management issues, and has extensive experience in the consenting of major projects, both through traditional Resource Management Act processes and Board of Inquiry / Environmental Protection Authority processes.


Jo is a member of the New Zealand Law Society Law Reform Committee and is a director of publicly listed Ryman Healthcare Ltd


LLB (1st Class Hons), University of Canterbury; Admitted 1990

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Projects and resources management (including environment)

(Leading individuals)

Jo AppleyardChapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp has a multi-disciplinary team that advises both domestic and international companies on issues relating to oil and gas, power, coal and minerals, water and waste, government and regulatory issues, and climate change. Among its clients for projects and resource management matters are major primary sector participants, government agencies, minerals and mining companies, leading gas and electricity infrastructure providers, upstream and downstream petroleum sector participants, and irrigation companies. Energy and natural resource projects specialist Brian Clayton and major infrastructure, transport and property development projects expert Paula Brosnahan lead practice in Auckland. Construction and projects partner Hamish Bolland is recommended for infrastructure, mining, energy, water, oil and gas, health, commercial, hotels and residential matters. Ben Williams leads the practice in Christchurch, where Jo Appleyard is a leading light in the environmental and resource management aspects of natural resources, irrigation and infrastructure projects.

New Zealand > Transport (rail, road, air and sea)

Chapman Tripp has a broad-ranging transport practice that handles the funding, procurement and establishment of road, rail, sea and air transport infrastructure for government agencies, airports, port companies and shipping operators. Among its clients are the New Zealand Transport Agency, Auckland International Airport, Queenstown Airport Corporation, Christchurch International Airport and Lyttelton Port Company. It draws on the experience of its environment and resource management specialist Jo Appleyard in Christchurch and, in Auckland, Paula Brosnahan and Catherine Somerville-Frost. Litigator John Knight is recognised as a leading expert in insurance, maritime law and resource management disputes.