In this chapter we recognise 42 environment and climate change lawyers for their outstanding expertise in commercial, regulatory and contentious matters in the area. Their expertise covers a variety of areas such as waste management, contaminated sites, projects, carbon capture and storage, emissions trading, and climate finance.
Most highly regarded
Norton Rose Fulbright sees five lawyers listed here.
Elisa de Wit is distinguished for her strong experience advising a range of clients on sophisticated environment matters including waste management, pollution control and environmental offences.
Nick Brunton is recognised as a “very good operator” who excels in land acquisition cases and in environmental, mining and natural resources law.
Sally Macindoe ranks highly among peers for her excellence when it comes to environmental planning regulation and project development matters.
Ashurst sees four lawyers listed in this chapter.
Tony Hill is a sought-after lawyer with extensive knowledge of planning and environmental matters, where he is often seen acting for major public and private-sector clients.
Mark Brennan has an enviable environment practice and specialises in assisting mining-sector clients with complex regulatory issues.
John Briggs focuses his impressive practice on the intersection of environmental and planning cases, and demonstrates a deep understanding of related administrative and public law.
Robert Jamieson is commended for his in-depth knowledge of environmental law including project development, water contamination and planning.
Allens achieves three listings this year.
Bill McCredie is an “excellent environmental lawyer” with substantial experience navigating related regulation, planning and property development cases.
Chris Schulz focuses his “excellent” practice on assisting clients with environmental and planning approvals, and the sale and purchase of contaminated sites.
Felicity Rourke is acclaimed for her “superb” practice which often sees her involved in matters surrounding all aspects of environmental and planning procedures.
Clayton Utz’s Karen Trainor is “highly rated” by sources for her strong expertise in corporate environmental compliance and strategic management of environment and planning development approvals.
Sallyanne Everett is an extremely adept environmental lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience in the planning, acquisitions and projects.
Christine Covington at Corrs Chambers Westgarth is acclaimed for her first-class practice which showcases her extensive experience in property transactions, urban renewal developments and environment and planning compliance.
Henry Prokuda is a top name in the Australian market for environmental and planning law, including approvals and related litigation proceedings.
At Herbert Smith Freehills, Peter Briggs is a leading light in environmental law, singled out by sources for his top-tier handling of planning matters, project development and contaminated sites.
John Taberner impresses market sources with his sweeping knowledge of infrastructure projects, carbon capture and storage, and high-value transactions.
Martijn Wilder AM at Pollination is endorsed for his extensive experience navigating matters in the climate change space.
Andrew Beatty of Beatty Legal is highlighted by commentators as an “excellent operator” in environmental and planning dispute resolution proceedings.
Leanne Bowie of Leanne Bowie Lawyers enjoys a stellar reputation for her “excellent” practice in which she specialises in project approvals, and planning and environment issues.
Addisons’ Harshane Kahagalle is distinguished for his ability to assist clients with a range of high-profile development projects, including related environmental litigation.
David O’Donnell at Dentons is renowned as “a star” in the field for his vast experience and tremendous understanding of environmental law.