Daryl is a specialist in planning, local government and environmental law, an area he has practised in for more than 20 years. Daryl is the National Service Line Leader for the firm's Planning, Environment and Local Government team.
What he does
Daryl advises on the Local Government Act 1993, Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 and Roads Act 1993. He also acts as an advocate in all types of litigation relevant to development in NSW, including merit appeals, enforcement proceedings and criminal prosecutions in the Land & Environment Court.
Who he works with
Daryl acts for local councils, state government authorities, planning professionals and developers throughout NSW.
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What his clients say
"Daryl has been known to me for a dozen or more years now, across various roles I have held, and his wealth of experience and knowledge is valued. He goes out of his way to ensure that his availability meets his client's needs." Steve McGrath, General Manager, Coffs Harbour City Council
Daryl has a Master of Law degree. He is also an Accredited Specialist in Local Government & Planning Law.
Life before Sparkes
Before joining Sparke Helmore in 1996, Daryl worked in Sydney where he practised in planning and local government law. He has also lectured in Environmental and Property Law at the University of Newcastle.
Life outside of Sparkes
Outside of work Daryl commits himself to his family, fitness and his two Staffordshire Bull Terriers.