Ian Gordon

Ian is a litigator and mediator with a particular focus on natural resources, environment and employment law.

He has extensive trial and dispute resolution experience including all aspects of project advice on resource consent applications and appeals; representation in consent and plan change hearings before Councils, Boards of Inquiry, the Environment Court, High Court and Court of Appeal; Judicial Review and advice on designations and associated public works acquisition and compensation processes.


Qualifications and Career

  • LLB (Victoria)
  • DBS (Dispute Resolution)(Massey)
  • LEADR and Pepperdine University (Calif.) trained mediator

Recent and Notable Cases

  • Maniototo Environmental Society Inc v Central Otago District Council and Ors; Re Project Hayes Wind Farm, C103/2009 EC;
  • Turitea Wind Farm Proposal, Board of Inquiry 2011;
  • Waterfront Watch Inc & Queens Wharf Holdings v Wellington City Council [2012]ENVC 74
  • Transmission Gully Notices of Requirement and Consents, Board of Inquiry 2012;
  • Queenstown Central Ltd v Queenstown Lakes District Council ENV-2009-CHC-215, 2012-2014
  • Shotover Park Limited v Queenstown Lakes District Council and Foodstuffs (South Island) v Queenstown Lakes District Council, CIV-2013-425-94 & 95, HC 2013;
  • The Tukituki Catchment Proposal, Ruataniwha, Board of Inquiry 2014;
  • Cook Adam Trustees v QLDC: PC 39 Arrowtown ENV-2011-CHC-6, 2014;