This listing details pricing trends and levels within the Queensland planning and environment legal services market. It is compiled on the back of feedback from clients and solicitors practising within these areas.
Pricing levels across both planning and environment sectors have experienced little if any growth over the past year. A reduction in the volume of work going around has seen firms reluctant to escalate pricing.
While many practitioners mane to successfully spread their practice across both of planning and environment the distinction in pricing expectations and levels between these two areas continued to widen. The typically higher leveraged nature of the work and clientele in planning matters sees a sharper focus on hourly rates and the presence of a number of smaller and specialist firms only extends this pressure.
Alternatives to the hourly rate were few and far between. Non-contentious work was subject the usual requirements of either global or stage based fee estimates however generally the requirement to stick to such estimates was less rigid in this area than it is in others. On contentious matters unpredictability saw the hourly rate be the pricing mechanism of choice for both clients and firms alike with the use of blended rates for such matters becoming increasingly common.
Partner Hourly Rates Outline
2019 Rankings Publication Schedule
Practice Area Jurisdiction Publication Date Arbitration Australia July 2019 Arbitration Hong Kong July 2019 Arbitration New Zealand July 2019 Arbitration Singapore July 2019 Banking & Finance Hong Kong October 2019 Banking & Finance New Zealand October 2019 Banking & Finance NSW October 2019 Banking & Finance Queensland October 2019 Banking & Finance South Australia October 2019 Banking & Finance Victoria October 2019 Banking & Finance Western Australia October 2019 Competition Australia October 2019 Competition Hong Kong October 2019 Construction Hong Kong April 2019 Construction New Zealand April 2019 Construction NSW March 2019 Construction Queensland February 2019 Construction Singapore April 2019 Construction South Australia February 2019 Construction Victoria March 2019 Construction Western Australia February 2019 Corporate British Columbia July 2019 Corporate Hong Kong July 2019 Corporate NSW August 2019 Corporate Queensland February 2019 Corporate Singapore July 2019 Corporate South Australia February 2019 Corporate Victoria July 2019 Corporate Western Australia July 2019 Corporate & Commercial ACT June 2019 Corporate & Commercial Tasmania June 2019 Crime British Columbia April 2019 Crime Hong Kong March 2019 Crime New Zealand March 2019 Crime NSW August 2019 Crime Queensland August 2019 Crime Singapore June 2019 Crime South Australia August 2019 Crime Victoria August 2019 Crime Western Australia August 2019 Employment British Columbia June 2018 Employment Hong Kong March 2019 Employment NSW February 2019 Employment New Zealand March 2019 Employment Queensland February 2019 Employment South Australia February 2019 Employment Victoria February 2019 Employment Western Australia February 2019 Estates & Succession Planning New Zealand April 2019 Estates & Succession Planning NSW September 2019 Estates & Succession Planning Queensland September 2019 Estates & Succession Planning South Australia September 2019 Estates & Succession Planning Victoria September 2019 Estates & Succession Planning Western Australia September 2019 Family ACT October 2019 Family Alberta September 2019 Family British Columbia September 2019 Family Hong Kong March 2019 Family Manitoba June 2019 Family New Zealand March 2019 Family NSW December 2019 Family Ontario June 2019 Family Oregon June 2019 Family Queensland December 2019 Family Singapore June 2019 Family South Australia September 2019 Family Tasmania October 2019 Family Victoria December 2019 Family Washington March 2019 Family Western Australia September 2019 Health & Aged Care NSW May 2019 Health & Aged Care Queensland May 2019 Health & Aged Care South Australia May 2019 Health & Aged Care Victoria May 2019 Health & Aged Care Western Australia May 2019 Insolvency Hong Kong August 2019 Insolvency New Zealand June 2019 Insolvency NSW July 2019 Insolvency Queensland July 2019 Insolvency Singapore August 2019 Insolvency South Australia July 2019 Insolvency Victoria July 2019 Insolvency Western Australia July 2019 Insurance NSW November 2019 Insurance Queensland November 2019 Insurance South Australia November 2019 Insurance Victoria November 2019 Insurance Western Australia November 2019 Intellectual Property British Columbia July 2019 Intellectual Property Hong Kong June 2019 Intellectual Property New Zealand June 2019 Intellectual Property NSW May 2019 Intellectual Property Queensland April 2019 Intellectual Property Singapore June 2019 Intellectual Property South Australia April 2019 Intellectual Property Victoria June 2019 Intellectual Property Western Australia May 2019 Litigation ACT July 2019 Litigation British Columbia August 2019 Litigation Hong Kong August 2019 Litigation New Zealand August 2019 Litigation NSW July 2019 Litigation Queensland July 2019 Litigation Singapore August 2019 Litigation South Australia July 2019 Litigation Tasmania July 2019 Litigation Victoria July 2019 Litigation Western Australia July 2019 Native Title Australia January 2019 Native Title British Columbia June 2019 Native Title New Zealand June 2019 Planning & Environment British Columbia July 2019 Planning & Environment New Zealand May 2019 Planning & Environment NSW May 2019 Planning & Environment Queensland March 2019 Planning & Environment South Australia March 2019 Planning & Environment Victoria May 2019 Planning & Environment Western Australia March 2019 Real Estate ACT April 2019 Real Estate British Columbia July 2019 Real Estate Hong Kong July 2019 Real Estate New Zealand March 2019 Real Estate NSW April 2019 Real Estate Queensland April 2019 Real Estate Singapore May 2019 Real Estate South Australia April 2019 Real Estate Tasmania April 2019 Real Estate Victoria April 2019 Real Estate Western Australia April 2019 Resources Alberta October 2019 Resources British Columbia October 2019 Resources Hong Kong October 2019 Resources New Zealand October 2019 Resources NSW October 2019 Resources Queensland October 2019 Resources Singapore October 2019 Resources South Australia October 2019 Resources Victoria October 2019 Resources Western Australia October 2019 Tax New Zealand October 2019 Tax NSW September 2019 Tax Queensland September 2019 Tax South Australia September 2019 Tax Victoria September 2019 Tax Western Australia September 2019 TMT British Columbia July 2019 TMT Hong Kong July 2019 TMT New Zealand July 2019 TMT NSW June 2019 TMT Queensland April 2019 TMT South Australia April 2019 TMT Victoria June 2019 TMT Western Australia April 2019 Transport Australia January 2019 Transport British Columbia July 2019 Transport Hong Kong June 2019 Transport New Zealand June 2019 Transport Singapore June 2019