I am a resource management barrister with extensive experience in all aspects of the Resource Management Act/ environmental law including planning, advisory, mediation, regulation and other aspects.

I started at the Environment Court as a research counsel. After an initial stint in an Auckland specialist RMA firm advising national clients on matters including urbanisation, infrastructure, development and local government matters/judicial review, I moved to a large Bay of Plenty firm where my work involved legal services to regional and district councils, including land use management/regulation to achieve reductions in nitrogen discharges.


I’m regularly involved in Environment Court mediations, and a mediator accredited as an Associate of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand.

I am also accredited as an Independent Hearings Commissioner.

Local: when I decided to bring my business back home to Matamata, that’s what I did.  About as much of my business as possible goes to local businesses.

Because national level professional services should be able to thrive in small towns – but they won’t unless we keep building the context.

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National: if we can do it over the internet we will. If it needs in-person attendance we can do that too. Let’s talk about it and see what works for your needs.  Click here to get started or call 021 066 1574. Drive, fly or ferry.

Rural & Urban: Unsealed roads, Redbands, drought and rain; land use management and change, all things water, land, sea and air. Yes, we have cows and sheep. Lived on an island. Worked on the 31st floor. Understand large-scale urbanisation and housing infrastructure, Post-harvest planning, noise, quarries, NPS-FM, NZCPS, NPS-UG, landscape, IMP, PWA, designations and the TLI.