Prosecutions & Enforcement

Prosecutions and Enforcement
I am very experienced in defending criminal prosecutions and applications for enforcement orders under the Resource Management Act 1991 and other environmental legislation.

Some of my recent work includes:

  • Defended director and earthworks company, A H Construction Services Ltd, against criminal prosecution for unearthing a landfill containing asbestos and contaminating surrounding environment during a major commercial and industrial construction project. Auckland City Council v A H Construction Services Ltd [2010] (EC).
  • Defended directors and development company, Fieldlaw Ltd, against criminal prosecution for contaminating the coastal marine area during a residential construction project. Auckland Regional Council v Fieldlaw Ltd.
  • Defended Southern L C Limited against an application for ex parte interim enforcement orders by Queenstown Lakes District Council to cease operation of a cement works until noise levels abated. Queenstown Lakes District Council v Southern L C Ltd.


“Being prosecuted by the Council was very stressful. I was very pleased with the advice that Robert gave me and the manner in which he undertook the work. This reduced the stress tremendously. He successfully negotiated a reduction in the number of charges the Council took against my company, and ensured that the charges against me personally were dropped. I would have no hesitation in recommending Robert.”

Ajay Singh, Director of A H Construction Services Ltd