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Nathan practices principally in the areas of planning law and local government. Nathan can assist in the following types of matters:

  • appearances before the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal;
  • the provision of advice on the application and interpretation of planning schemes;
  • amendments to planning schemes before the Tasmanian Planning Commission;
  • the enforcement of planning scheme provisions;
  • the creation and ending of Part 5 agreements pursuant to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993;
  • prosecuting and defending matters under the Dog Control Act 2000, including dangerous dog applications;
  • advice in relation to the status of roads and Council’s liability to maintain them;
  • the enforcement of matters pursuant to the Building Act 2016, including building and plumbing orders;
  • the formation and certification of council by-laws and policies;
  • applications pursuant to the Right to Information Act 2009;
  • the enforcement of food safety regulations;
  • compulsory acquisition of land pursuant to the Land Acquisition Act 1993; and
  • the issuing of, and advice relating to, environment protection notices and other matters under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994.

Following Nathan’s admission to the to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2012, he was appointed to be the Associate to the Chief Justice of Tasmania, the Honourable Ewan Crawford AC.  On the retirement of the Honourable Chief Justice, Nathan became the Associate to the newly appointed Honourable Justice Stephen Estcourt QC.

Nathan also has extensive experience in matters of criminal law, in both the Magistrates Court and Supreme Court of Tasmania and was formerly at the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania in Burnie.

Nathan has international experience having worked in the United Kingdom in the local government sphere.  He was a prosecution lawyer for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.  He provided detailed advice on prosecutions, prepared files for Crown Court hearings and regularly appeared in local Magistrates Courts throughout London and the south-east of England. Nathan prosecuted matters relating to planning enforcement, food safety, dog control, intellectual property infringement, fraud and environmental nuisance offences.

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