Gerard specialises in planning, environment and sustainability law including major projects, mixed use, master-planned and multi-unit residential projects, renewable energy (solar farms), agricultural and tourism developments and local, state and federal government work.
His areas of expertise include acting on behalf of clients in relation to planning litigation in the Planning and Environment Court, and advising client on all stages of development from due diligence through to approval and construction. He is also a qualified (previously practising) town planner and the current editor of the Queensland Environmental Practice Reporter.
Gerard's clients include developers, applicants, land owners, third party stake holders and Local and State Government authorities.
Aside from his listing in Best Lawyers in Australia since 2014, Gerard has also been recognised in the 2017 to 2020 edition of Doyle's Guide as a recommended lawyer in Planning & Development Law in Queensland.