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
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.
Our success rate
We have an excellent litigation success rate. For example, the charts below provide a snapshot of the last 25 matters in which Marcus Steele has acted. Further details can be provided on request.