Environment, Planning and Natural Resources
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+64 9 367 8374
Simon is an environmental and resource management law specialist, with extensive experience in major commercial development and infrastructure projects.
With significant experience advising on district and regional planning matters for a wide range of clients including retail and development clients, infrastructure providers and network utility operators, Simon’s recent experience includes assisting a range of clients in Auckland on the Unitary Plan and clients across New Zealand on a range of policy and planning matters including recent regional water quality plan changes.
Simon is also a specialist in Public Works Act acquisitions, including assessments of compensation.
Representing clients before a range of Courts and tribunals, Simon advises on all aspects of the Resource Management Act 1991 and related legislation including the Local Government Act 1974, Local Government Act 2002, Building Act 2004, Conservation Act 1987, and Public Works Act 1981.
His experience includes:
LLB (First Class Hons), BA, Victoria University of Wellington.
Simon began his career at Russell McVeagh in 2010, and was promoted to Senior Solicitor in 2014. He took 2015 off work to travel before returning to the firm in 2016. Simon was further promoted to Senior Associate in 2017.
He is a member of the Resource Management Law Association and the Auckland District Law Society Environmental and Resource Management Law Committee.
Government, Public Law and Policy
Infrastructure and PPPs
Transportation, Shipping and Logistics
Agribusiness and Food
Public Works Act
Partner, Environment, Planning and Natural Resources