Mr Michael Leong > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Brisbane, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Work Department

Environment & Planning.




Michael is one of Australia’s leading practitioners in a range of areas including planning/environment/valuation litigation and advice, drafting statutory planning documents and negotiating infrastructure documents. He offers his clients an insider’s knowledge and insight gained from his previous role as a town planner. He has a strong profile in the Brisbane market and is a regular speaker at industry conferences. Michael is repeatedly recognised for his work and has been identified in Doyle’s Guide as one of the top 20 planning lawyers in the country. He was previously the President of the Queensland Environmental Law Association Inc and is currently on the Urban Futures Brisbane Board which provides strategic policy direction to Brisbane City Council. In addition to his legal qualifications, Michael also holds a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning.


Urban Futures Brisbane Board Member Queensland Environmental Law Association Member and past President Queensland Law Society Member.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Environment and planning

The team at Corrs Chambers Westgarth advises a range of major national and international companies and governmental bodies on both contentious and non-contentious environmental law and planning matters, handling major projects across a broad span of industries. Such sectors include energy, telecoms, mining, natural resources and transport. Headed by Louise Camenzuli in Sydney, the group’s client portfolio includes household names such as McDonald’s, Woolworths, and the Australian Rail Track Corporation. The team’s comprehensive service extends to matters concerning land resumption, contamination response, regulatory compliance, EPA work approvals, issues of native title, and environmental impact assessments. The group is backed by urban renewal expert Christine Covington in Sydney, and experienced environmental litigator Michael Leong and Brent Lillywhite in Brisbane.