NZ Centre for Environmental Law

Dr Royden Somerville QC

Advisory Board

Royden Somerville



Dr Royden Somerville QC is a barrister based in Dunedin and has over 40 years’ experience.  He specialises in public and environmental law.  He was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel in 1998.  Dr Somerville has served on a number of national and international professional organisations.  He is a former lecturer in environmental law at the University of Otago.  He chaired the Board of Inquiry into the Proposed National Policy Statement on Renewable Electricity Generation.