With over 14 years’ experience in environmental, planning and property development law, Ryan has a proven ability to obtain planning approvals for his clients. Ryan has extensive experience in the Land and Environment Court, particularly in its Class 1 jurisdiction.
Ryan has a strategic and commercially based approach to his clients’ planning and environmental matters. He employs a solution-driven methodology to resolving his clients’ issues, aiming to keep them out of Court where possible.
Ryan believes that successful development involves a whole-of-development approach and an understanding of the strategic goals of his clients. He works hard to understand these goals early in the client relationship so that both parties are working towards the same end. Through his tested approach, Ryan is able to effectively represent his clients’ interests in negotiating with government authorities to achieve the best possible outcome. He specialises in achieving re-zonings, development approvals through various approval pathways.
Ryan is aware of the challenges of developers in producing high-quality development and of the competing political, economic and social challenges faced by property developers and landowners. He strategically adapts his approach to each matter accordingly.
Ryan prepares and conducts appeals to the Land and Environment Court in respect of the full spectrum of matters litigated in that jurisdiction, including single dwellings, subdivisions, large-scale subdivisions, large retail and commercial development, complex re-zonings and high-density residential development.
As part of the Planning & Environment team, Ryan works closely with Gary Green and Joshua Palmer. In local government matters, Ryan enjoys collaborating with Kim Probert and Roslyn McCulloch.