Acting in a case relating to the community land provisions of the Local Government Act 1993: Ryde City Council ats Friends of Pryor Park (1996) 91 LGERA.
Acting in a section 56A appeal to the Land and Environment Court: Meriton Apartments Pty Ltd v Ryde City Council  NSWLEC 73.
Acting in a case relating to the validity of a Local Environmental Plan: Belongil Progress Association Inc. v Byron Shire Council  NSWLEC 271.
Acting in a case relating to the powers of councils to issue orders: Ryde City Council v Echt & Anor  NSWCA 108.
Acting in a case concerning the validity of a Construction Certificate: Lesnewski v Mosman Municipal Council  NSWCA 99.
Acting for public authorities and individual clients in Class 3 of the Land and Environment Court in relation to claims for compensation for the compulsory acquisition of land: Bezzina Developers Pty Limited v Leichhardt Municipal Council  NSWLEC 175 and Sutherland Shire Council v Sydney Water Corporation  NSWLEC 303.
Acting in a case concerning the validity of an approval granted under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979: City of Botany Bay v NSW Land and Housing Corporation  NSWLEC 160.
Assisting owners of land being acquired for a number of government projects including WestConnex and Sydney Metro.
Acting in judicial review proceedings in the Land and Environment Court and Court of Appeal in respect of proposed council amalgamations [2016/2017].
Preparing, appearing and instructing in hundreds of Class 1 appeals in the Land and Environment Court, principally for councils, but also for applicants, involving issues such as:
residential flat buildings and SEPP 65
waterfront developments on Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River
Child care centres
Extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including section 34 conferences in the Land and Environment Court and mediations/conciliations in other Courts.
Acting for councils in the development of land, including a 60 lot community title subdivision, and all dealings with council land including sales, purchases, leases and deeds of agreement.
Advising on and preparing voluntary planning agreements.
Advising in relation to the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and other legislation of relevance to councils.
Presentation of papers on planning law to College of Law, Australian Property Institute and Regional Law Societies.
Former exam reviewer and occasional lecturer, LPAB Sydney University Law Extension Committee for local government and planning law.
Forner member of Law Society of NSW Planning and Development Committee and Land and Environment Court User Group.
Chair and an expert member of a number of Sydney Metropolitan Local Planning Panels.
BA/LLB 1981, University of Sydney
Master of Environmental Law 1998, University of Sydney