Leading Silks

Susan Brennan SC - Foley's List BarristersPre-eminent. Specialist in town planning, local government and environmental law.
Adrian Galasso SC - 7 Wentworth Chambers 'is a leading senior barrister in the planning and environment jurisdiction'. 'He is pre-eminent.'
Graham Gibson QC - Gerard Brennan ChambersExcellent commercial silk with experience in planning, resource/environment matters.
Daniel Gore QC - Level Eleven Inns of Court ChambersDanny is one of the most senior and pre-eminent environment and planning Counsel at the Queensland Bar.
Benjamin Job QC - Level 14 Quay CentralA pre-eminent planning and environment barrister. Excellent.
Neil Williams SC - Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth ChambersOur most highly regarded Senior Counsel for judicial review appeals on environmental matters. He has an excellent demeanour and is friendly and approachable with clients.
Tom Howard SC - Frederick Jordan ChambersOne of the two most prominent and highly regarded senior counsel in NSW for environmental crime matters. He has a fantastic rapport with clients due to his friendly and polite personality, is very hard working and an excellent advocate.

Leading Juniors

Clifford Ireland - 13 Selborne Wentworth 'is a versatile and experienced senior junior. He runs environmental prosecutions and defences, judicial review matters, compulsory acquisitions, and other more standard environmental matters'. 'Highly regarded for his drafting skills and ability to analyse complex planning schemes. Very well regarded in the area of environmental crime.' 
John Ware  - Level Twenty Seven Chambers 'can claim to have a pure environment and planning practice'.

Environment and planning in Australia Bar

Barristers handle a range of critical and high-profile environment and planning cases, often related to controversial mining, resources and energy projects. The long-running battle between Adani and various environmental groups is one such case. Areas of disputes include land contamination, land valuations, indigenous land and cultural rights, climate change, and ecologically sustainable development issues. Cases are often in the form of class actions, one example being a class action brought against Gladstone Ports Corporation on behalf of commercial fishermen for losses they claim resulted from large-scale contamination from a toxic dredge spill (Damien Clothier QC of Level Twenty Seven Chambers acted for Gladstone Ports). This is in addition to cases concerning urban developments and the construction of tower blocks.