SPECIALIST IN NEW ZEALAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT LAW
Daniel has extensive experience advising both private and public sector clients on a wide range of resource management, environmental law, local government related and liquor licensing issues.
With prior experience in the resource management team of a large corporate law firm, and as an in-house litigation lawyer at the country’s largest Council, Daniel has a uniquely broad experience that he draws on to assist his clients to effectively and efficiently achieve their goals and/or to resolve their disputes.
Daniel is a member of the Auckland District Law Society's Environment and Resource Management Committee, and is an associate member of the New Zealand Planning Institute.
Areas of expertise
- Resource consent applications for complex development and infrastructure projects
- Proposed legislative reform, including formulating submissions and assisting with Select Committee process
- Statutory plan development, plan change/variation and designation processes
- RMA notification issues and judicial review proceedings
- Council-level, Environment Court, High Court, Board of Inquiry and other specialist tribunal/panel processes including appearing at hearings and in alternative dispute resolution processes
- Liquor licensing under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
- Environmental/resource management due diligence processes including drafting general and/or environmental clauses, warranties or indemnities
Examples of work
- Assisted numerous clients in respect of the recent Auckland Unitary Plan special hearing process
- Advised a Council Controlled Organisation in respect of the redevelopment of the Auckland waterfront, including appearing as counsel in a number of Council hearings to establish the planning framework and to obtain necessary consents for certain key projects, and negotiating the resolution of a number of Environment Court appeals.
- Advised a private development company in respect of a significant coastal residential development in Rodney, including obtaining consents for a first stage subdivision, and appearing in the Environment Court to successfully obtain a significant upzoning of the property to enable more intensive development in the future.
- As an in-house lawyer, advised the Auckland Council in respect of a wide range of issues, including various legislative initiatives affecting the Council, and in respect of various aspects of the development of its Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.
- Managing significant resource consent processes for large retail companies, petrol companies and quarry operators.