Alan is a specialised public law, resource management and environmental barrister.

Alan also accepts a wide range of briefs throughout New Zealand dealing with local government, judicial review, Public Works Act 1981, climate and property related issues, prosecutions and enforcement issues under the Resource Management Act 1991 and commercial, contract and tort issues.

Alan has over 35 years experience and his focus now is on large scale or legally complex disputes. Alan also enjoys assisting on more straightforward matters and works with legal firms and expert consultants to ensure the appropriate level of support and advice is provided according to the issue being addressed. Alan regularly appears before the Environment Court (including as amicus curiae) and a range of tribunals including local authority hearings, liquor licensing boards, Parliamentary select committee hearings. Alan has strong appellate experience in the Senior Courts.

Alan can also assist with law reform, environmental due diligence and plan making decisions and regularly undertakes opinion work to assess the merits of pursuing a particular course of action.

Alan has deep experience with “fast-track” applications having chaired many panels dealing with both listed and referred projects as well as providing advice to applicants on specific issues arising on complex applications.

Alan presents regularly at Law Society and LegalWise seminars on resource management and public law issues.

Alan is an active member of the New Zealand Law Society Environmental Law Committee and an active member of the New Zealand Bar Association advocacy committee. Until recently Alan was also on the national committee of the Resource Management Law Association.


New Zealand Law Society

The Law Association

New Zealand Bar Association

Resource Management Law Association Inc

    Contact Alan

    Quay Chambers is located on the corner of Quay Street and Commerce Street in the Britomart precinct. We are a short walk from Britomart Train Station, Britomart Car Park and Downtown Car Park. There are also pay and display car parks nearby.

    Physical Address:
    Level 7, 2 Commerce Street, Auckland 1010

    Postal Address:
    PO Box 106215, Auckland 1143
    DX: CP 18023

    +64 9 374 1653

    +64 9 377 5071