Alan specialises in NSW planning, environment and mining law and has extensive litigation experience, particularly in the NSW Land and Environment Court.
ESG - Environmental - Land and environmental stewardship
ESG - Environmental - Renewable energy
ESG - Environmental - Transportation
ESG - Environmental - Waste management
ESG - Environmental - Water
ESG - Social - Pro Bono
Mining & Resources
What he does
Alan understands the complex NSW planning system and uses this knowledge to assist predominantly miners and property industry participants to obtain planning approvals. He is constantly helping clients prepare planning applications, review environmental impact statements, interpret planning approvals and deal with valuation matters. He also advises on environmental incident management and investigations by regulators.
Alan has been acknowledged as a leading Mining lawyer in AFR's Best Lawyers 2019.
Who he works with
Alan works with major coal miners, property developers and public sector clients.
Alan has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law degree. He is also an Accredited Specialist in Local Government & Planning Law.
Life before Sparkes
Before joining Sparke Helmore in 2004, Alan was in private practice on the NSW Central Coast where he worked for a number of NSW Councils.
Life outside of Sparkes
Alan enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He also enjoys a beer, a chicken schnitzel and playing golf with his mates at Newcastle Golf Club.