Brendan Bateman is a recognised expert in all aspects of environmental, planning and administrative law. He advises corporate and Government clients on planning approval and environmental impact assessment processes for some of Australia's largest infrastructure projects, and also practises in administrative law with expertise in judicial reviews, freedom of information and investigations.
Brendan advises on contaminated land, and has acted in some of the largest redevelopments of brownfield sites in New South Wales. Brendan has particular expertise in Land and Environment Court and property-related litigation, including defending pollution prosecutions and acting for public authorities in appeals relating to the compulsory acquisition of land.
In addition to being a part of the Environment and Planning team, Brendan is co-head of the firm's Climate Change Group. He provides advice to government and corporate clients on the business risks of climate change, and the implications of emerging government policy and legislation for a carbon constrained economy.
Best Lawyers Australia: voted by peers as one of Australia's Best Lawyers for:
- Climate Change (2013)
- Planning and Environmental Law (2013)
Chambers Global: Brendan is recognised in environmental, planning and administrative law (2009-2013)
Chambers Global: "His comprehensive skills include a specialism in providing advice on redevelopments on contaminated land or brownfield sites and on renewables projects." (2013)
Chambers Global: Brendan is praised for his "first-rate planning assessment, compliance and litigation advice." (2012)
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Brendan is recognised as a leading lawyer in Climate Change Law (2011)
Brendan is recognised as a leading lawyer in Environmental Law (2010-2011)