We find solutions in planning and environmental law

Since 2005 we have assisted developers, town planners, councils, home owners 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 Town Planner before becoming an Accredited Specialist Planning and Environment Lawyer.

Our team are uniquely experienced and qualified in the area of development, planning and litigation. Based in Newcastle, we serve the Hunter Region to Sydney and beyond.

I want assistance, what are the first steps?

  1. Call our office 02 4929 1929 or fill in the form below.
  2. One of the team will contact you to get an understanding of your goals and make sure we can assist you.
  3. An email/Cost and Disclosure Agreement setting out the agreed scope of work will be sent to you.
  4. Upon receiving your approval to proceed and funds in trust we will begin work on your matter.

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“Long Legal represented us better than we could have ever imagined…


Grant Long always answered our questions no matter how trivial…


Grant’s Environmental Law knowledge was invaluable…


We highly recommend Long Legal.”


 -Lojszczyk, 2018.



Long Legal’s professional and expert guidance inspired confidence in us throughout the legal process…  


Our outcome was in our favour and fantastic!”


– Nisbet, 2017.



Not objecting proposed developments can narrow your options.

Not objecting proposed developments can narrow your options.

Every so often we receive a letter in the post from the local council advising that a development is proposed next door and that you may lodge a submission.

Whilst it may be tempting to throw such a letter into the bin, this would severely limit your options should you wish to object to the development further down the track.

When Good Hedges Go Bad.

When Good Hedges Go Bad.

We all love trees and hedges in our gardens (and even our neighbour’s gardens). What, however, can we do when our neighbour’s hedge grows a little too high and starts to impact on our views or access to sunlight?