In an area of law that is both complex and constantly changing, our team is well placed to provide commercial solutions for your environment and planning needs.
We have experience in providing specialised legal services to a range of clients including large corporate clients, property developers, government, educational institutions, resource companies, retailers, infrastructure providers and financiers.
Our expertise covers all aspects of environment and planning law, including in relation to development projects, corporate and property transactions, environmental liability and litigation.
We provide advice on the planning and environmental aspects of development projects.
We have experience across a range of projects including residential, office buildings, shopping centres, industrial development and major transport projects. As a consequence, we are familiar with planning and environmental issues typically associated with varying types of development. We have a thorough understanding of the different areas of planning and environmental law including environmental impact assessments, heritage, threatened species and contaminated land.
We also work closely with technical consultants and commercial advisers in the approvals process to ensure an efficient process and the best possible outcome is achieved for our clients.
We conduct and advise on planning and environmental due diligence investigations in relation to corporate and property transactions.
Our lawyers have experience in providing due diligence advice and assistance in relation to transactions involving a range of industries including manufacturing, agriculture, mining and electricity supply. We also have extensive experience in advising on environmental issues, such as contaminated land, in relation to the sale and purchase of land.
Our experience and detailed understanding of relevant regulations enable us to readily identify planning and environmental issues and provide innovative solutions to those issues.
We regularly advise clients on their obligations and liabilities in relation to contaminated sites and pollution incidents, both from a contractual and regulatory perspective.
We have experience in advising corporate clients on orders and notices requiring the investigation / remediation of contaminated sites, negotiations with the EPA, pollution licensing and waste management issues. We also have experience in advising financiers on their exposure to environmental liability and financial risk.
Our lawyers have experience in representing corporate clients in planning and development appeals and project challenges. We also defend clients in prosecution proceedings for environmental offences, such as pollution incidents and breaches of environmental licences, as well as for breaches of planning legislation and approvals.
Client success story
We assisted a major oil company in dealing with contamination issues associated with the divestment of a large number of sites throughout Australia.
The issues requiring resolution involved both contractual negotiations and dealings with regulatory authorities.
We worked closely with technical environmental consultants to deliver practical and commercial solutions to allow for the divestment of sites./AboutUs/Recentachievements.aspx