Philip is a resource management, local government and civil litigation specialist.
Experienced in a wide range of resource management and local government matters, Philip regularly appears before Councils, the Environment Court and the High Court for a diverse range of clients. With degrees in both science and law, he readily assimilates the technically challenging aspects often associated with resource management projects.
Philip has particular expertise in freshwater management, having acted as lead counsel on the development of the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan and the Hurunui and Waiau River Regional Plan. In addition, Philip has expertise providing strategic advice to enable the on-going development of retail shopping centres.
Philip also has extensive civil litigation experience, with a particular focus on commercial leasing disputes.
Philip and his team are recommended and recognised by the 2017 Asia Pacific Legal 500 for their work in Resource Management and Philip is recognised as a noted practitioner in the Chambers Asia-Pacific ranking for 2017.
"I like to work collaboratively with my clients and their advisors, focusing on delivering results which add real value. Often, simplicity is the key – solutions need not be complicated to be effective."