Welcome to the team Alex

We are thrilled to introduce Alex Cumming as the newest member of our resource management team at Rice Speir. With close to two decades of legal expertise spanning both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Alex brings to us a wealth of knowledge in resource management, alcohol licensing, and regulatory legal matters.

Alex’s career includes six years of dedicated service with Auckland Council, where he navigated many diverse legal challenges, particularly in relation to drainage infrastructure, biosecurity, regulatory compliance and judicial review.

With substantial experience in the Resource Management Act, Alex is comfortable handling all matters relating to resource consents and planning procedures and attending to dispute resolution and litigation in the Environment Court. He has also appeared before the Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court, the Alcohol Regulatory & Licensing Authority, and District Licensing Committees in New Zealand, as well as District and Magistrates’ Courts in the UK.

Alex is well-versed in the multifaceted issues faced by local authorities. He has expertise at managing the intricate balance between legal and regulatory requirements, stakeholder interests, community expectations, and budgets. Known for his innovative and pragmatic approach, Alex excels in negotiating and mediating successful outcomes, and finding solutions to complex issues.

Beyond his legal acumen, Alex is an avid supporter of community initiatives. As a Regional Advisory Committee member for Supporting Families in Mental Illness, he actively contributes to the well-being of our community.

Alex is not only a dedicated legal professional but also a proud family man, with a young son and daughter. His love for sports, coupled with a passion for running and the outdoors, reflects his positive and energetic attitude.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Alex Cumming. We look forward to the positive impact he will undoubtedly bring to Rice Speir.

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