This listing details leading Western Australian based Queens/Senior Counsel and Junior Counsel practising within the areas of planning and/or environment matters. It is compiled on the back of feedback from solicitors practising within these areas.
A comparatively low volume of work and a tendency of many solicitors to conduct their own advocacy sees a small pool of barristers actively operating across the planning and environment space in Western Australia. Senior Counsel are scarcely used and typically only on significant environment rather than planning matters and in this regard Peter Quinlan SC was the state's pick.
Amongst Junior Counsel Peter McGowan still earns strong favour however Henry Jackson's continued efforts to stake his claim in the planning space have yielded reward with Jackson now enjoying a strong and loyal following amongst many of the state's stronger planning and environment practices.
Peter Quinlan SC - Francis Burt Chambers
Peter Van Hattem SC - Francis Burt Chambers
Ken Pettit SC - Francis Burt Chambers
Henry Jackson - Francis Burt Chambers
Peter McGowan - Francis Burt Chambers