Andrew is an environmental and resource management law specialist and an experienced projects lawyer.
Andrew has been providing strategic advice to a wide range of clients on all aspects of the Resource Management Act and related law for over two decades and has in-depth experience in project development and litigation.
Andrew has obtained consents for numerous large-scale projects across the country including energy generation projects, retail, infrastructure, subdivisions, land and other developments.
He is regularly involved in plan changes and policy advice for developers and applicants, as well as local authorities, regulatory bodies and objectors.
Andrew is the only individual ranked in the top tier of environment and resource management lawyers in New Zealand by Chambers Asia Pacific 2015. It states he is held in high regard by peers for his environmental expertise, and hailed as "a very effective solicitor". Peers commend Andrew for his work in the resources management sphere in Chambers Global 2015, declaring that "he is an excellent lawyer" in this area. He is also named as a leading lawyer for environment and projects and resource management in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015, with the previous edition describing him as “an exceptionally skilled advocate”.
He also has considerable experience in energy, mining, commercial litigation and public law.
Andrew is a key adviser in the firm's national infrastructure and projects group, a multi-disciplinary team advising public and private sector clients on all aspects of development.
He joined Bell Gully in May 2008 after practising as a barrister at Harbour Chambers in Wellington where he built up a prominent resource management practice.
LLB, Victoria University of Wellington
1993 New Zealand