Russell McVeagh

Daniel Minhinnick

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Practice Areas

Daniel's practice specialises in resource management and environmental litigation, and providing advice to major development projects. His expertise has led him to assist on a variety of projects including residential, retail, commercial and industrial, energy and infrastructure projects, mining and hazardous waste facilities.

Daniel is the firm's National Practice Group Chair for Environment, Planning and Natural Resources. He has a significant knowledge of environment and planning law, Daniel offers advice for a range of clients on district and regional planning matters and legislative reform, local government matters and Public Works Act issues.


Daniel was admitted to practise in 2005 and has been at Russell McVeagh since. He was made partner in 2016.

Professional Memberships

Daniel is a member of the New Zealand Law Society's Environmental Law Committee.


Daniel is a regular contributor to the Resource Management Journal and various environmental and resource management publications. He has also presented at a number of conferences on resource management issues.

Daniel is the author of the Minerals and Mining chapter of the Laws of New Zealand. He has also assisted with the Water and Mining chapters in Environmental and Resource Management Law (5th Edition).