Gregory Daniels


Gregory has been a specialist environmental lawyer for more than a decade and has been the lead attorney in several high profile environmental law cases. These include: successfully representing the City of Cape Town in opposing sand mining in a residential area (the Maccsand case) which culminated in a precedent-setting Constitutional Court judgment); and representing Gordon’s Bay ratepayers in preventing the development of the steep mountainside above Gordon’s Bay.

In addition to litigating, Gregory drafts environmental laws and policies, and assists companies, municipalities and other organisations to comply with South Africa’s environmental laws. This may involve conducting training courses on environmental laws, providing specific advice and preparing detailed action plans to achieve full compliance. He is regularly invited to speak on environmental law issues at conferences.

Gregory’s tries to live wisely and provide practical advice that clients can use. He believes that when an answer to a problem appears too complex, it is probably because a simple solution has been overlooked. He is also a director of EnAct International and a member of both the Environmental Law Association and the Black Lawyers Association.