Doctor of Laws with honors, Liverpool John Moores University, 1980. Master of Arts in Environmental Law, De Montfort University, Leicester, 1994.
Principal assistant lawyer Cambridge City Council, Northern Ireland, 1986—1995. Policy analyst Waitakere City Council, Henderson, New Zealand, 1995—1996. Regional solicitor Department Conservation, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1996—1997.
Senior solicitor Chapman Tripp, Auckland, 1997—2003. Senior lecturer law University Waikato, Hamilton, since 2003. Barrister sole Totara Chambers, Manurewa, since 2003.
Director Ecologic Foundation, Nelson, New Zealand, since 2000.
Secretary Ecologic Foundation, Nelson, New Zealand, 2000—2008. Fellow: Royal Society Arts. Member: Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand, Inc.
(national committee member since 1993), Environmental Defence Society (director since 1999).
Married Santi Daya-Winterbottom, September 30, 1995. 1 child Michael Anil.