Environment, Planning and Natural Resources
Phone +64 9 367 8714
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+64 9 367 8714
Daniel's practice specialises in resource management and environmental litigation, and providing advice to major development projects. His expertise has led him to assist on a variety of projects including residential, retail, commercial and industrial, energy and infrastructure projects, mining and hazardous waste facilities.
Daniel is the firm's National Practice Group Chair for Environment, Planning and Natural Resources. Daniel has a wide range of experience in contentious and non-contentious environmental and planning matters. He has appeared before all levels of New Zealand's court system and is recognised in the New Zealand market as a talented litigator. Daniel offers advice for a range of clients on district and regional planning matters and legislative reform, local government matters and Public Works Act issues.
As well as considerable Court experience on resource management matters, Daniel has advised on a range of matters of public and corporate significance, including:
LLB (Hons), BSc, University of Auckland
Daniel was admitted to practise in 2005 and has been at Russell McVeagh since. He was made partner in 2016.
Daniel is the Practice Group Chair of Russell McVeagh's Environment, Planning and Natural Resources Team and is a member of the New Zealand Law Society's Environmental Law Committee. He is ranked in Chambers and Partners 2022 Guide in Environment and Resource Management law; Doyle's 2021 Guide as a leading lawyer in Environment and Resource Management law; the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 Guide as a Leading Individual in Project and Resource Management law; and the IFLR1000 Asia Pacific 2022 Guide as 'Highly Regarded' in Project Development. Dan was also named by Best Lawyers® as 'Lawyer of the Year' 2023 & 2021 in Environmental Law, and was recognised for Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law and Planning in 2022.
Client feedback in the Chambers and Partners 2022 Legal Guide emphasised Daniel's expertise in the Environment, Planning and Natural Resources sectors, stating Daniel:
Daniel has also contributed to the following publications:
Agribusiness and Food
Energy and Renewables
Infrastructure and Projects
Mining, Oil and Gas
Public Works Act
Partner, Environment, Planning and Natural Resources