Environment, Planning and Natural Resources
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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. He has a significant knowledge of environment and planning law, 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 recognised by Chambers and Partners 2020 as 'Up and Coming' in Environment and Resource Management Law, by Doyle's Guide as a leading lawyer in Environment and Resource Management Law, and by Best Lawyers for both Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law, the former of which he was named 'Lawyer of the Year' for in the 2021 edition.
Daniel is the author of the Water and Mining chapters in Environmental and Resource Management Law and the Minerals and Mining chapter of the Laws of New Zealand.
Agribusiness and Food
Energy and Renewables
Infrastructure and Projects
Mining, Oil and Gas
Public Works Act
Partner, Environment, Planning and Natural Resources
Senior Associate, Environment, Planning and Natural Resources