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Lavan

Environment

2 ranked lawyersBand 3AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Western Australia-based firm with capabilities advising landowners, developers and government on a range of environment and planning issues. Proficient at handling compliance and approval issues as well as rights, liabilities and reviews. Also particularly extensive experience advising on the implications, management, acquisition and disposal of contaminated land.

Strengths

One client appreciates that the team is "well connected at a government level," adding: "That is helpful, particularly on the planning front."

Another client comments: "We use them because they are heavily engaged in property and we like the breadth of their skills; they have partners that specialise in different areas and we can use those other partners when the work changes."

Work highlights

Advised Woolworths on the planning aspects of three supermarket developments.

Notable practitioners

Craig Wallace wins praise from clients for his straightforward approach, one commenting: "He gives professional advice without the usual legal nonsense; typically when you talk to lawyers you get grey areas but he says what he sees." He often acts on contamination and approval mandates for property developments.

Paul McQueen is described as "a very proactive and knowledgeable lawyer" by one client, another praising "his ability to cut through and get to the point." He is experienced in acting for developers on planning applications and land contamination matters.

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Australia

Environment & Planning


Craig Wallace
Band 3
Paul McQueen
Band 4