Gavin in 60 seconds
Gavin's practice encompasses both the litigation and transactional sides of environment and planning law. He has acted for private developers as well as Councils in the Land and Environment Court of NSW. He has also developed a particular expertise in the waste industry.
Gavin's expertise includes property development, planning, environmental law (particularly pollution and the waste industry), as well as regulatory/compliance and administrative law.
His clients include private developers, construction and industry clients, local Councils, Government agencies and State-owned corporations. He has represented clients in a number of cases in the Land and Environment Court of NSW including development appeals, compensation cases, civil enforcement proceedings and pollution prosecutions.
Gavin's transactional experience includes acting for many government clients in the procurement of waste and other services, drafting and negotiating VPA's for private developers and Councils, as well as advising both government and private clients on PPP's and infrastructure projects.
He has developed a particular expertise in the waste industry, focussing on procurement, regulation and enforcement and infrastructure delivery. This focus has led to him advising on environmental issues, projects such as the construction of new waste facilities, licensing, the waste levy, and the categorisation, disposal, and transportation of waste. As part of his pollution practice, Gavin also has significant experience in responding to incidents, including site management, EPA investigations, responding to notices and interviews, defending prosecutions, and disputes with contractors.
Gavin is a regular contributor to The Law Society Journal, Inside Waste Magazine and BEN Media.