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.