Louise is a specialist in planning and environment law with particular expertise in land use and zoning laws, infrastructure agreements and major Government road, light rail, heavy rail, telecommunications and other infrastructure projects. She has acted on some of the largest and most complex planning agreements in NSW and has also acted and advised on mining, extractive industry, coal seam gas and renewable energy projects.
Louise has provided strategic and legal advice to government and private sector clients on significant State projects, and has successfully assisted clients obtain planning approval for major mixed use, residential, aged care, retail, industrial and commercial developments across New South Wales. She regularly advises on environmental matters, including providing strategic advice following pollution and contamination incidents.
Louise has acted in criminal prosecutions for environmental offences and complex administrative law appeals, and regularly acts in valuation and compulsory acquisition proceedings. She has extensive experience in Classes 1-5 of the Land and Environment Court's jurisdiction and has represented clients in Federal Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal proceedings.
Louise has been an elected member of the Property Council of Australia's Planning Committee since 2010. She is also an alternate state member on the Sydney Planning Panels and Joint Regional Planning Panels.
Leading Lawyer – Environment
Best Lawyer – Planning and Environmental Law
Best Lawyer – Land Use and Zoning Law
Her client service is second to none, and she often goes above and beyond to provide advice producing a result which is strategic and commercial
Commercial point of view and in-depth knowledge of the legislation ... She is solutions-focused but also understands costs; she finds effective solutions in a hostile environment
Applauded as extremely responsive, very easy to deal with and passionate about her work
Her dedication and application are beyond reproach