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Quentin Davies - Partner

Quentin handles resource management cases and civil litigation, appearing regularly in the High Court, Environment Court and District Court.

Quentin has a Master of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Canterbury.  He joined Gascoigne Wicks in 2000, becoming a Partner in 2006.

Quentin has developed a broad knowledge of environmental issues and his client base extends from Nelson, across Marlborough to Canterbury.  He has built up expertise in the areas of aquaculture, viticulture and water resource consent work.  His science degree has proved of great use in understanding and assisting clients with their requirements.

In the Treaty of Waitangi area, Quentin has successfully represented Ngati Apa in its land claim regarding the Top of the South.  That litigation included obtaining recognition of Ngati Apa's rights on the West Coast, a case which went as far as the Privy Council.

Quentin enjoys his regular courtroom appearances and the variety of work available to him.

"Marlborough has seen a great deal of change over the last decade or two.  It is now the centre of two of New Zealand's up and coming industries - aquaculture and wine.  My role has been to help manage that change in a way that is most effective for my clients."

Quentin was President of the Marlborough branch of the New Zealand Law Society in 2010 and is currently the Marlborough representative on one of the Wellington Standards Committees.

Quentin enjoys tramping and travelling to off-the-beaten track destinations.  He and his wife travelled overland from China to Iran in 2009, and he ventured to Albania on an earlier trip. However, most weekends see him working in his vegetable garden, supporting the Marlborough Farmers' Market and catching live music acts visiting Marlborough.  Much of his spare time is willing taken up with Alexander, his son born in 2014.

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