We are at the forefront of navigating
Australia's evolving environment
and planning laws
We advise and represent regulators, utilities, resources businesses, retailers, land owners and developers, manufacturers and planning authorities across all Australian States and Territories.
We deliver highly personal service with
a commercial approach to the business
interests and legal challenges of our
clients in the fields of environment,
planning and valuation law.
Beatty Legal are leaders in Environmental, Planning and Valuation Law
Led by respected environmental lawyer and counsel Andrew Beatty, together we bring a wealth of domestic and international experience in the fields of environment, planning and valuation law. We advise and represent regulators, utilities, resources businesses, retailers, land owners and developers, manufacturers and planning authorities across all Australian States and Territories.
At the forefront of navigating Australia's evolving environment and planning laws
From climate change, natural resources management and infrastructure development to planning policy and decisions energy development, sustainability strategies, and environmental assessment, our team’s specialist legal and governmental experience complements and supports our firm’s niche expertise in environment, planning and valuation law. Most importantly, it’s our accessibility, agility and efficiency combined with the capabilities expected of a tier one firm that truly sets us apart.
Delivering highly personalised, strategic and sophisticated advice
Our personal service is complemented by our commercial approach to our clients’ business interests and legal challenges. We keep our clients informed of how their actions and decisions may interact with government policy and legislation to affect future opportunities. We represent a wide variety of clients from government bodies to private businesses across Australia and internationally, and undertake significant and complex select pro bono matters.
Our professional staff have extensive
expertise in environment, planning
and valuation law
Our professional staff have extensive expertise in environment, planning and valuation law
Admitted in 1985, Andrew has been consistently ranked as a leading environmental and planning lawyer in various Australian, regional and global directories.
Before establishing Beatty Legal in 2012, Andrew had been a senior partner of three large law firms:
- Allen Allen & Hemsley (Sydney) 1993 – 1999
- Mallesons Stephen Jacques (Melbourne & Sydney) 1999 – 2006
- Baker & McKenzie (Sydney) 2006 – 2012
Andrew’s practice has focused on dispute resolution and advisory work for clients in the property, resources, energy and finance sectors.
Andrew is admitted in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
Jennifer has over 20 years’ experience in environment and planning law, assisting industry, developers and government to manage environment incidents and on-going compliance, obtain development consents and environmental licences and acquire and divest industrial and contaminated land.
Jennifer is widely recognised as a leading advisor to the waste industry due to her in-depth understanding of issues unique to that sector.
Jennifer was a partner at Baker McKenzie before joining Beatty Legal. She is ranked in a number of directories as a leading environmental lawyer.
Admitted in 1997, Ballanda has technical expertise in all aspects of environmental and planning law. Ballanda also has considerable experience in administrative law and property law as well as occupational health and safety, electrical safety and rail safety laws.
Ballanda has enjoyed in-house legal secondments to both Onesteel and EnergyAustralia (now Ausgrid).
She has also advised and represented Transport NSW, Sydney Water, Idemitsu Australia, and the Department of Defence.
Marlon has strong experience in the legal industry having previously been a paralegal at Beatty Legal and in an international law firm.
He has had considerable exposure to planning and environmental law matters having worked on both Class 1 and Class 3 proceedings before the Land and Environment Court as well as on valuation matters generally.
His knowledge of the law is further enhanced by his considerable corporate experience outside of it. Marlon’s marketing experience with a global pharmaceutical company has given him unique insights and understanding into client and corporate pressures that imbue his work with an added client focus.
Marlon was named Goodman’s 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in that client’s external lawyer awards held in November 2017.
Marlon has a BComm (Mktg) and LLB (Hons) combined degree from Macquarie University and a LLM from Sydney University.
Stephanie joined Beatty Legal in 2018 after relocating from Adelaide, South Australia.
Her previous experience includes advising clients in relation to obtaining approvals for a wastewater treatment and disposal system for a freehold development in the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, site contamination and procedural aspects under the Local Government Act.
Stephanie also has experience assisting with Class 1 and Class 3 proceedings in the NSW Land and Environment Court.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Social Sciences double degree from the University of Adelaide. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in April 2018 and also holds a NSW Practicing Certificate.
Timothy Allen’s passion for environmental and planning law has continued through his studies and into practice. Before joining Beatty Legal as a solicitor, Timothy worked as a paralegal within the firm.
Timothy’s previous experience includes work with the NSW Environmental Defender’s Office, and the NSW Land & Environment Court. Timothy has had substantial exposure to a range of environmental and planning matters, particularly in litigation.
Timothy holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media)/Bachelor of Laws double degree with Honours from Macquarie University. He was admitted to practice in 2017.
As CEO, Erin is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm, as well as the day-to-day management of the practice. Erin’s experience in the legal industry includes research and executive support roles in both boutique and major international firms.
Erin holds a Bachelor of International and Global Studies from the University of Sydney.
Samantha joined Beatty Legal as a part time paralegal in 2017. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts (Politics/Environmental Management) combined with Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University.
She has previously worked in administrative and paralegal roles for local firms and legal centres, with experience in commercial litigation, family law disputes, probate matters and International Environmental Law.
Amelia Smillie joined Beatty Legal in 2019. She is completing a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Criminology, at Macquarie University.
Amelia is passionate about social justice and environmental sustainability. Her experience includes paralegal support in general practice law. Amelia works part-time, providing administrative and research support to our solicitors.