Public law governs the relationship between government and individuals.
Administrative law is designed to ensure that statutory powers and duties are exercised lawfully. Constitutional law, on the other hand, concerns whether the exercise of power is consistent with a nation’s founding principles (e.g. Te Tiriti o Waitangi).
Central (ministerial) and local government decision-making can adversely impact the position of businesses, certain classes of people, or individuals. In these circumstances, the decision may be open to appeal or judicial review.
Robert specialises in statutory appeals, judicial review, and related proceedings such as injunctions and declarations.