Planning & Environment

Rigorous regulation, greater focus on corporate social responsibility and a growing awareness of climate issues are placing increased emphasis on environment and planning law.

Existing and projected environmental legislation attach serious responsibilities to corporations and personal liabilities to members of boards, executives and managers. Piper Alderman has extensive experience advising on the application of environmental and planning laws, establishing defences designed to limit exposure to liability and responding to claims made by regulatory bodies.

We offer a multi-disciplined approach to environment and planning law, assisting clients to meet their responsibilities while achieving profitable outcomes. The team works with property, building and construction, dispute resolution and corporate lawyers, offering advice across Australasia.

Our extensive experience and familiarity with relevant legislative requirements allows us to provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of planning law including development applications and appeals, heritage, contamination, subdivision, licensing, dispute resolution, contracting and insurance.