Legal Director

Year Joined



Alan has more than 25 yearsu2019 experience in administrative law and dispute resolution with a particular emphasis on planning and local government law.Alan has an intimate knowledge of the legislative and administrative legal framework within which local councils operate and acts for over 16 local councils, as well as private clients, to support sound planning outcomes at the local and regional level. Alan also acts for corporate clients in the ACT providing advice on the ACTu2019s unique planning regime.

He is an experienced advocate with experience in a wide range of courts and tribunals including the NSW Land and Environment Court, the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunals.

Alan lectures in Environmental Landuse and Sustainability Law at the Australian National University and his expertise in planning and environmental law has recently been recognised by his inclusion in the Australian Financial Reviewu2019s List of Australiau2019s Best Lawyers (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) and in Lloydu2019s List of Australiau2019s Top 25 Planning and Environmental Lawyers. Alan is also a New South Wales Law Society Accredited Specialist in local government and planning law.