Former Russell McVeagh senior associate joins FortyEight Shortland Barristers

Patrick Senior brings over a decade of specialist experience in environment and resource management

Former Russell McVeagh senior associate joins FortyEight Shortland Barristers

FortyEight Shortland Barristers has welcomed environment and resource management specialist Patrick Senior as a new member of the chambers, reported the New Zealand Law Society.

Before joining the independent bar, he was a senior associate in Russell McVeagh’s environment, planning, and natural resources team. Senior also worked with MinterEllisonRuddWatts and Stephenson Harwood.

In a career spanning over a decade, Senior has tackled a broad range of legal matters, including strategic and policy issues. He has a particular interest in matters involving urban development, coastal projects, climate change, farming and freshwater, and historic heritage.

He has appeared before the High Court and the Environment Court, as well as in Commissioner-led hearings. While he is based in Auckland, he practices throughout New Zealand, representing large companies, key infrastructure operators, local government entities, private developers, and individuals.

In addition to his legal practice, he is the co-convener of the Law Association’s (formerly the Auckland District Law Society) environment and resource management committee and a member of both the New Zealand Bar Association and the Resource Management Law Association. 

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