Rebecca Eaton

Senior Associate

Rebecca is currently away on parental leave

Rebecca joined GQ in 2016, after working in the Resource Management team at a large corporate law firm in Auckland for two years. She is a Senior Associate and practices primarily in resource management, as well as in employment and civil litigation.


Rebecca has been involved in a range of resource management and local government matters throughout her time at GQ and her career, including:

  • Assisting local authorities to draft and providing advice on district and regional plan provisions;
  • Advising submitters on a number of district and regional plan reviews;
  • Project management and strategic advice with respect to resource consent and plan change applications;
  • Advising and representing parties affected by resource consent applications;
  • Advising clients with respect to National Policy Statements, National Environmental Standards and National Planning Standards;
  • Advising and representing clients with respect to marine consent applications under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act;
  • Appearances and advice with respect to Council hearings, Environment Court, High Court and Board of Inquiry processes;
  • Assisting to draft and providing advice on local government policies and bylaws;
  • Advising on all aspects of the Resource Management Act and associated legislation and regulations.

Rebecca also advises both employers and employees on employment law matters including individual employment agreements, workplace change processes, personal grievances, and represents clients in disciplinary meetings, mediations and hearings before the Employment Relations Authority.

Outside of Govett Quilliam

Outside of work, Rebecca is kept on her toes by her young daughter and a house full of animals. When she gets the chance (and the weather cooperates) Rebecca enjoys spending time at our glorious beaches, making the most of New Plymouth's thriving café scene or relaxing behind a good book.

She is a past and present Chair and co-chair of the RMLA (Resource Management Law Association) Taranaki Branch.

Contact Rebecca