Steele Law: Expert Land and Environment Court lawyers
The NSW Land and Environment Court has jurisdiction over the following classes of matters:
Class 1: Environment, planning & protection appeals
Includes "merits appeals" against decisions made in relation to development consents and environmental approvals.
Class 2: Tree disputes & miscellaneous appeals
Class 3: Valuation, compensation and Aboriginal Land Claims
Includes compulsory acquisition appeals, valuation disputes, and the determination of Aboriginal land claims.
Class 4: Judicial review & civil enforcement
Includes "judicial review" of decisions made in relation to development consents and environmental approvals.
Class 5: Criminal proceedings
Includes prosecutions for planning and environmental law offences.
Classes 6 & 7: Criminal appeals against conviction or sentence
Includes appeals against convictions and sentences for planning and environmental offences imposed by the Local Court.
Class 8: Mining matters
Our team members have an excellent success rate acting for clients in a variety of environmental and planning law proceedings.
For example, the following charts provide a snapshot of last 25 proceedings in which Marcus Steele has acted (as at January 2018).
How we can help
At Steele Law, we are highly experienced in advising and representing clients in each of the classes of matters falling within the jurisdiction of the NSW Land and Environment Court and the Federal Court of Australia.
Based in Sydney, we assist corporations, community groups and individuals involved in planning or environmental law disputes by:
- developing a highly cost effective, efficient and robust litigation strategy;
- leveraging our extensive network of leading counsel (barristers) and technical experts to ensure our clients are supported by a "top tier" litigation team;
- where appropriate:
- preparing a contingency plan (ie a "Plan B") to mitigate the risk of an adverse outcome; and
- engaging in alternative dispute resolution processes to resolve disputes on an agreed basis.
Examples of matters in which we have successfully represented clients in the NSW Land and Environment Court and the Federal Court of Australia can be found here.
Contact us for more information.