Mike is a resource management and environmental law specialist who is available to advise and advocate for clients with planning, resource consenting or related issues.
Mike has considerable experience advising on complex regional and district planning matters and regularly represents clients in front council panels and the Environment Court. Mike has a particular interest in land development, freshwater planning and coastal issues.
Mike also has expertise assisting applicants obtaining resource consents and other approvals for projects, as well as acting for submitters and advising decision-makers. Mike is skilled at briefing and working with teams of technical specialists to achieve client objectives.
Mike also advises on all aspects of local government law, including rating, development contributions and Public Works Act issues.
Mike has been identified by Doyles Guide as a Rising Star in Australia & New Zealand Planning and Environment law. In 2018, Mike was one of eleven finalists for the Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year (35 or under) at the New Zealand Law Awards.
Mike is a member of the Resource Management Law Association and serves as treasurer on the Association’s Auckland Branch Committee.
"I enjoy working as part of a team to unravel complex issues. I like finding innovative solutions to problems, but I know that sometimes it is the simple and pragmatic solution that works best."