Derek Nolan QC


Bankside Chambers

Derek Nolan is a Queen’s Counsel with over 40 years’ experience in environmental, resource management, planning and natural resources law, local government law and in public works claims. He was a partner at Russell McVeagh for 30 years before moving to the Bar in 2014. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2016. Derek was a founder and second President of the Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand. He is a former Vice-Chairman of the Environmental Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the International Bar Association and was for many years a member and convenor of the Environmental Law Committee of the NZ Law Society. Derek is the Editor and an author of Environment and Resource Management Law (LexisNexis).