Mr Brent Lillywhite > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Brisbane, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Work Department

Environment and Planning




Brent has over 10 years’ experience providing strategic legal advice to developers, local government, State government authorities and government owned corporations on all aspects of planning and environment law.

Brent’s involvement in planning and development adopts a true ‘cradle to grave’ approach, becoming engaged at the inception of a project to assist in strategically framing the approvals processes to best ensure an efficient and commercial outcome. His work includes planning due diligence, strategic advice on approvals frameworks, project management of development applications, drafting and negotiating infrastructure agreements, and litigating decisions through the Courts.

Brent is particularly known for his expertise and enthusiasm in complex planning litigation, including appeals, declaratory proceedings and enforcement proceedings. His experience extends into land resumption, statutory valuation, planning scheme drafting, corporate governance and judicial review

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.