Mark specialises in resource management, environmental, and Māori law. He has a particular focus on the consenting of major energy, transport, and water infrastructure, and associated processes such as appeals, plan changes, and compulsory acquisition.
Mark has appeared before the High Court, Environment Court, Māori Land Court, a Board of Inquiry, and local authority hearings, and has represented clients in Environment Court facilitated mediations.
Prior to rejoining Buddle Findlay in 2020, Mark was a senior associate at a leading international firm in London.
Advising the New Zealand Transport Agency
in respect of the consenting of the Peka Peka to North Ōtaki expressway
Advising Horowhenua District Council
on numerous matters relating to municipal water and wastewater infrastructure, including on an Environment Court direct referral for the Shannon wastewater treatment plant
Advising on the consenting of a 3.1GW generating station
in the United Kingdom
Acting for the NZ Transport Agency
in plan change appeals, including in successful mediations in the Whanganui and Napier City districts
Advising the Environmental Protection Authority
on marine consent applications under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act and its regulatory regime, including on the STOS Māui notified marine consent application
Acting for Mighty River Power and the New Zealand Wind Energy Association
on a plan change appeal before the Environment Court