Environment, Planning and Natural Resources
Phone +64 9 367 8327
Email [email protected]
+64 9 367 8327
Mike specialises in environmental and resource management litigation, and advising clients on major development projects. He has particular experience providing advice on infrastructure, industrial, residential and coastal projects, as well as complicated district and regional planning matters.
Mike also specialises in local government and public law issues, including liquor licensing and alcohol policy under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
Mike appears before councils and Courts on a range of matters and is experienced in dealing with regulators in the environmental and local government space. Recent experience includes:
LLB (Hons), BSc, University of Auckland.
Mike began his career at Russell McVeagh in 2013 and was admitted to practise that same year. He was promoted to Senior Solicitor in 2016 and then to Senior Associate in 2017.
He is a member of the Auckland Branch Committee of the Resource Management Law Association (2016 – present), and frequently contributes case law updates to the Association's newsletters and journal. Mike also contributes to the Coastal and Marine Pollution chapters of the leading New Zealand environmental textbook Environmental and Resource Management Law in New Zealand (5th Ed).
Mike has also been listed as a Rising Star in Planning and Environment Law by Doyles Guide 2018.
Government, Public Law and Policy
Infrastructure and PPPs
Transportation, Shipping and Logistics
Agribusiness and Food
Partner, Environment, Planning and Natural Resources