Bridget Bailey


  • LLB(Hons) BA – University of Waikato
  • Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand in 2009 

Bridget first joined Holland Beckett in 2012 and re-joined Holland Beckett in 2023 after a time working as in-house legal counsel for a regional council. Prior to 2012 Bridget worked at a boutique environmental law firm in Auckland.

Bridget specialises in all aspects of resource management law, including advising on resource consent processes, planning, designations, regulatory and enforcement matters and has appeared at Environment Court and local authority proceedings. Bridget has a particular interest in renewable electricity generation and has acted for clients in the consenting and re-consenting of hydro and geothermal electricity generation projects. Bridget is also experienced in local government law and has advised local and regional authorities on regulatory and enforcement issues, development and use of public land and infrastructure, public works processes, official information and governance matters.

Bridget’s experience includes:

  • Assisting in consenting the Te Ahi O Maui 24Mwe geothermal plant, including obtaining resource consent and resolving Environment Court appeals
  • Assisting in resolving appeals on the Matahina hydro-electric power scheme
  • Acting for Eastland Generation in numerous local and regional planning and policy proceedings
  • Acting for private landowners in successfully defending enforcement proceedings for flood protection works



  • Committee member Mount Maunganui Playcentre
  • Member Resource Management Law Association