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Environmental Litigation in a Changing Landscape

In light of the precautions around the COVID-19 virus, this seminar will now be offered entirely online. A weblink will be provided to registrants prior to the event.
The environment is becoming the new frontier in public interest litigation, particularly around climate change issues. This is only reinforced by recent predictions by former High Court Chief Justice Robert French that climate change litigation will be on the rise.

But what avenues are there for environmental litigation in Australia? Our CLE will untangle the avenues to bringing environment claims - traversing Land and Environment Court challenges, shareholder action and actions against trustees of superannuation funds.

We will be joined by EDO NSW Solicitor Matt Floro, who had carriage of the recently successful Rocky Hill mine litigation.

If this educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you can claim one point per hour of formal presentation (1 Substantive Law CLE Point).


Matt joined EDO NSW in April 2018 and is a member of the litigation team. He advises individuals and community groups on state and federal environment, planning and climate change law and conducts public interest environmental litigation in several jurisdictions.

Matt has practised environmental and planning law in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, including as a legal adviser in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and as a lawyer in the environment and planning teams of Clayton Utz and Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He teaches at various law schools in Sydney, including the University of New South Wales, and serves as a Board Director of the National Environmental Law Association.

Matt holds undergraduate degrees in Law and Economics and a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Queensland. He also has a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. He is currently undertaking a Master of Public Administration at Griffith University and a specialist LLM in Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law at the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in Portland USA.
March 24, 2020 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Via weblink (instructions sent to RSVPs prior to event)

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