"Paul is clearly at the top of his game in terms of understanding the RMA and the regulatory framework ..."
My career to date
I commenced my legal career with court work covering criminal, civil and commercial disputes. Early on I developed a very strong interest in planning law, now known as resource management law. Ultimately, I specialised in resource management law representing applicants and councils in a wide variety of forums, advocating and negotiating on their behalf.
What I enjoy about my work
The immense variety in project work presents opportunity to work alongside many other professionals. I am always learning. It is satisfying to help clients and accompany them on their journey as a project develops through to a successful conclusion.
What you can expect from me
I will present you with options and very clear recommendations and explain why. You make the choice. I am pragmatic. I will be efficient and cost effective. If I am not, I will be accountable to you.
What I enjoy away from work
I enjoy socialising with friends and family. I thoroughly enjoy sport: I road-bike, sail, kayak and, when there are no earthquakes, walk in the Port Hills.
I enjoy theatre and the company of friends and family over a well-prepared meal.
I enjoy reading, probably with a bent toward history.