Bell Gully environment team rewarded with top ranking

Thursday 7 November 2013

Bell Gully has received the highest number of New Zealand leading lawyer rankings for the 12th consecutive year in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 edition - a total of 15 lawyers received 17 rankings.

The Tier 1 ranking in the new category of environment, means Bell Gully retains the highest number of Tier 1 practice area rankings in New Zealand, with eight practice areas out of a possible 10.

The APL 500 says "Bell Gully's respected environment department combines resource management with Simon Watt's internationally recognised climate change practice".

For more information visit:

Other practice areas top tier rankings from Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014:

Banking and Finance

The firm congratulates the following partners who all have new rankings as leading individuals:

Practice areaLeading Individuals
Dispute Resolution David Cooper
Ian Gault
Environment Andrew Beatson
Simon Watt
Projects and RM Hugh Kettle
Tax Willy Sussman


Individuals once again recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014:

Practice area​​Leading Individuals
Banking and Finance Murray King
David McPherson
Hugh Kettle
Corporate and M&A Brynn Gilbertson
Gavin Macdonald
Dispute Resolution David Cooper
Ian Gault
Ralph Simpson
Employment Rob Towner
Environment Andrew Beatson
Simon Watt
Projects and RM Andrew Beatson
Chris Gordon
Hugh Kettle
Real Estate and Construction Andrew Peterson
Restructuring & Insolvency Murray Tingey
Tax Willy Sussman ​