Dr Lindsay Taylor | Senior Partner & Principal*

  • PhD (Dean’s Commendation)  – macquarie university
  • Dip Urb Stud – macquarie university
  • BA LLB – university of new south wales
D: +61 2 8235 9701
E: lindsay.taylor@lindsaytaylorlawyers.com.au
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  • Local government & administrative law
  • Planning & development
  • Crown land management & native title
  • Development contributions VPAs & value capture
  • Governance & probity
  • Tendering & procurement
  • Waste management sewer & water supply
  • Public sector workshops & training
  • Public asset management
  • Public information & privacy


In a career of more than 35 years, Lindsay has worked in the legal branch of the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure, at the NSW Parliamentary Counsel’s Office, and as an in-house solicitor for 2 metropolitan Sydney Councils. He formed Lindsay Taylor Lawyers in 2004. Immediately beforehand, he spent nearly 10 years as a partner in a top tier Australian law firm, where he was the team leader of its Sydney practice and the transnational practice director for its planning, environment and local government law practice for several years.

Lindsay acts for many public and major private sector organisations on land use planning and land development matters, specialising in advising on major land release, development and infrastructure projects. He has worked on many green field, urban renewal and in-fill projects in the Sydney, Hunter and coastal regions of NSW and in and near the ACT. He has particular expertise advising on development contributions and planning agreements issues, which was the subject of his PhD thesis in law and economics at Macquarie University, for which he received a Dean’s Commendation.

Lindsay acts for many councils, including in high growth metropolitan and regional areas facing significant development and environmental pressures, and other regional and rural councils needing to balance economic growth objectives and environmental constraints. He frequently advises councils and other agencies on their statutory functions, probity, governance and administration issues, tendering and procurement, land classification, Crown land issues, rating, valuation and compulsory acquisition, and all kinds of regulatory and enforcement issues.

Lindsay is regularly recognized for his work by both the Doyles Guide (Town Planning & Development Law) and Best Lawyers in Australia (Planning & Environment Law and Land Use & Zoning Law).

Lindsay was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW in 1985 and the High Court of Australia in 1998.

* The use of the title ‘Senior Partner’ or ‘Partner’ by a lawyer in this practice is used to denote seniority and does not and is not intended to signify that the practice is contracting otherwise than as a corporation. For the avoidance of doubt, any such title does not and is not intended to signify that a partnership within the definition of the Partnership Act exists at law.