Environmental Liability

Carter Newell Lawyers is an award winning specialist law firm providing legal advice to Australian and international corporate clients.

Led by Partners Patrick Mead, Mark BrookesMichael Bath and Johanna Kennerley, the Environmental Liability team acts in the investigation and defence of environmental claims and provides advice on related insurance policy issues. 

Those matters include:

  • Personal injury claims
  • Claims for property damage and remediation costs
  • Recovery proceedings against third parties
  • The prosecution of companies and their executive officers.

Supported by Partner Andrew ShuteLitigation & Dispute Resolution and Partner Kelly AlcornPlanning & Environment, the combined expertise of these teams comprises over 20 lawyers who have an in-depth understanding of the legislative framework that governs environmental matters, and an appreciation of the key issues that need to be addressed to ensure all relevant stakeholders are kept abreast of developments during the management of the claim.

Our team also assists sophisticated corporate clients to manage their environmental compliance requirements, and to respond to compliance issues in the face of investigations by relevant regulator and impacted third party claimants.

The team is focused on identifying and implementing a resolution strategy as quickly as possible, to ensure any claim is resolved cost effectively, whilst remaining mindful of the reputational and media issues that often arise.

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