With over 18 years' experience in the area of planning and environmental law, Ryan has extensive experience in the Land and Environment Court, particularly in its Class 1 jurisdiction (planning appeals).
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 all levels of government authorities to achieve the best possible outcome.
Ryan is aware of the challenges of developers in producing high-quality development and of the competing political, economic and social issues faced by property developers and landowners. He strategically adapts his approach to each matter accordingly.
Ryan prepares and conducts Land and Environment Court appeals 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 redevelopment.
Throughout his career, Ryan has demonstrated an ability to carry out his work in a timely and competent manner. It is because of this skill that Ryan has a long standing group of clients that return with repeat work.
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.