Land & Environment Court litigation

A highly specialist court requires highly specialist lawyers

The Land & Environment Court of NSW (‘LEC’) was specially designed to deal with civil and criminal litigation concerning planning, development and environmental issues, alongside government decisions and processes.

Whether it be a merits appeal, civil enforcement, judicial review or a criminal prosecution; whether you are commencing litigation or responding to it; or whether you are a private developer or a public sector agency, it makes sense that you would only trust upon specialist lawyers.

LTL’s Land & Environment Court Team are those trusted lawyers.

We appear in the LEC regularly. We are experts in the legislation that the Court interprets and are equally adept in appearing as solicitor advocates as we are briefing barristers. We are able to advise you in a truly strategic manner on how to achieve the best possible outcome.

We measure our success rates in litigation matters against the outcomes sought by our clients and are proud of the high rate of success in achieving our clients’ desired outcomes in both formal judgments and through court mandated conciliation processes.

Where we can assist

We represent our clients in all classes of the LEC jurisdiction, including:

  • planning and building appeals (Classes 1 & 2)
  • rating and valuation, and compulsory acquisition appeals (Class 3)
  • civil enforcement and judicial review matters (Class 4)
  • criminal prosecutions and appeals (Class 5, 6, 7)
  • appeals to superior Courts including the NSW Court of Appeal, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal and the High Court of Australia

Our lawyers are able to assist in all aspects of your case, from call overs and directions hearings, to liaising with expert witnesses and resident objectors, through conciliation conferences and contested hearings.