We find solutions in planning and environmental law

Since founding the practice in 2005, we have helped developers, town planners, councils, and environmental consultancies to navigate through the increasingly complex landscape of Environmental and Planning Law.

Unlike other firms, our Principal, Grant Long, was a qualified and experienced Town Planner before becoming a Lawyer.

Our Senior Lawyer, Belinda Charlton, has an in-depth understanding of local councils having acted as General Manager for a Council in the area.

We are uniquely experienced and qualified in the area of development, planning and litigation.

Based in Newcastle, our specialised team serve the area from the Hunter Region to Sydney and beyond.


Whether it’s a large organisation or a home owner, our clients want the same things

  • To be heard
  • To feel confident with the experts hired to get their task done, and
  • To find solutions in their favour

I want assistance, what are the first steps?

  1. Call us or fill in the form below to book a time for a talk.
  2. At this first meeting, bring all relevant material so we have some idea about the details of your matter.
  3. Once we have heard you and understand what you want we can then provide you an estimation of costs.
  4. If you choose to take our offer of assistance, a cost agreement that sets out the agreed scope and lists the information that you have provided us to review is sent to you for approval, and payment to the Trust account which is held on your behalf to pay all associated costs for your matter.

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About Long Legal

We find solutions for developers and councils

Long Legal specialises in development, planning and environmental law.  Providing solutions for developers, property owners, councils, town planners, and environmental consultants, we help you to navigate through the complex landscape of Planning Law.

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