carlo zoppo | LTL | specialist planning, environment, local government law firm

carlo zoppo | partner

LLM - university of sydney
Grad Dip Env Law - university of sydney
Dip Law - LPAB

D: +61 2 8235 9705


Carlo is a highly regarded specialist environment, planning, and administrative law lawyer, with over 16 years' experience in government and the private sector. During his career, Carlo has worked as an in house legal officer for the National Parks and Wildlife Service of NSW and as a special counsel in a highly regarded mid tier law firm. Carlo has also acted as in house counsel in various state government agencies on a secondment basis. 

Carlo's extensive experience includes advising and representing clients with administrative law, contaminated land, waste management, flora and fauna, climate change, risk management, incident response, due diligence, environmental management systems, environmental litigation and planning law.

Carlo's significant litigation experience includes conducting merit review matters in the NSW ADT and the NCAT and the Land and Environment Court as well as conducting judicial review and prosecutions in the Land and Environment Court and the Local Court.

Carlo has specialist expertise in across the range of environmental law matters arising from his work for the National Parks & Wildlife Service. This included providing advice and conducting prosecutions for matters relating to flora fauna and national parks and other reserved lands. He conducted the first prosecutions for threatened species offences including the matter of Director-General National Parks & Wildlife and Wilkinson which is an often quoted authority in environmental crime.

Carlo was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW in 1993.


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