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Maddocks

Environment

1 ranked lawyersBand 4AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Notable expertise in relation to environmental law, including on matters involving land contamination and the environmental aspects of resources projects. Able to assists clients on both contentious and advisory mandates. Frequently engaged by local councils as well as other government clients.

Strengths

"The lawyers and support staff have provided services with outstanding commitment, expertise and perseverance," comments a client, adding: "A coordinated approach has been vital and they have performed this with exceptional skill."

Another client adds: "They give very good advice; it's specific, relevant and easy to understand."

Work highlights

Acted for Airservices Australia in relation to its response to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances contamination at 56 airports in Australia.

Notable practitioners

Patrick Ibbotson is highly regarded for his expertise on contamination and environment regulatory compliance issues, and is often instructed by government entities. A client praises his "practical approach, good advice and ability to think outside of the square."

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Australia

Environment & Planning


Patrick Ibbotson
Band 2