AMANDA JOHNSTONE

Special Counsel, Litigation, Environment & Planning

I get the job done
Amanda has 15 years’ experience in the areas of Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Environment & Planning Law and Local Government Law.
Amanda has experience managing large commercial and planning matters in all NSW Courts and Tribunals including the Local, District and Supreme Courts, the Land & Environment Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as the Federal Circuit Courts.
Amanda acts for a broad range of corporate and individual clients in relation to general commercial issues and disputes including: contracts, trade practices, negligence/ torts, personal injury, insolvency, bankruptcy, debt recovery, defamation, employment, trade-marks/intellectual property.
Amanda acts for and advises developers and property owners in environment, planning and property related litigation & disputes and issues including:
Defences to environmental prosecutions, planning appeals/ disputes, objector appeals, contaminated land, dangerous goods, tree disputes, boundary fences, easements, planning advice and development applications, merit appeals and administrative appeals, land valuation disputes, council rates disputes, heritage, climate change, major projects, strata disputes, water law, Environmental Impact Statements and Reviews of Environmental Factors, resources law issues, in particular coal seam gas exploration and land access.
Amanda is highly regarded by those barristers who work with her and she is known for getting things done.
Professional experience
Special Counsel – Connor & Co Lawyers
Senior Associate – Thomson Geer
Corporate Lawyer Secondee – Santos Ltd
Solicitor – Cowley Hearne Lawyers
Education
Macquarie University
Masters of Environmental & Local Government Law 2007
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Law 2001
Masters of Arts in Egyptology 2007
The College of Law – Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Membership
The Law Society of New South Wales
Environment & Planning Law Association (NSW)

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Amanda has 15 years’ experience in the areas of Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Environment & Planning Law and Local Government Law.
Amanda has experience managing large commercial and planning matters in all NSW Courts and Tribunals including the Local, District and Supreme Courts, the Land & Environment Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as the Federal Circuit Courts.
Amanda acts for a broad range of corporate and individual clients in relation to general commercial issues and disputes including: contracts, trade practices, negligence/ torts, personal injury, insolvency, bankruptcy, debt recovery, defamation, employment, trade-marks/intellectual property.
Amanda acts for and advises developers and property owners in environment, planning and property related litigation & disputes and issues including:
Defences to environmental prosecutions, planning appeals/ disputes, objector appeals, contaminated land, dangerous goods, tree disputes, boundary fences, easements, planning advice and development applications, merit appeals and administrative appeals, land valuation disputes, council rates disputes, heritage, climate change, major projects, strata disputes, water law, Environmental Impact Statements and Reviews of Environmental Factors, resources law issues, in particular coal seam gas exploration and land access.
Amanda is highly regarded by those barristers who work with her and she is known for getting things done.
Professional experience
Special Counsel – Connor & Co Lawyers
Senior Associate – Thomson Geer
Corporate Lawyer Secondee – Santos Ltd
Solicitor – Cowley Hearne Lawyers
Education
Macquarie University
Masters of Environmental & Local Government Law 2007
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Law 2001
Masters of Arts in Egyptology 2007
The College of Law – Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Membership
The Law Society of New South Wales
Environment & Planning Law Association (NSW)