Our Firm

Leanne Bowie Lawyers is a boutique Australian firm specialising in environmental, planning and resumption law.  We are experienced in complex resource-based projects, infrastructure and a range of other development projects, and also policy and legislative advice.

The firm was founded by Leanne Bowie in August 2010. Prior to this, Leanne Bowie was head of Environment & Project Approvals in the Brisbane office of national law firm, Minter Ellison.

Our emphasis is on expertise within selected specialist areas of practice: project approvals and agreements, environmental and resumption law. Our particular focus is on major projects and also legislative and policy work for peak industry groups, State government and individual clients.

Areas of Practice

Environment, planning, heritage, resumptions, major projects

Boutique Structure

Our boutique structure is particularly well adapted to working collaboratively within broader major project teams, including other law firms.  We are also accustomed to working closely with our clients’ non-legal consultants, such as environmental, engineering, financial, planning and property consultants.

Because we strive to provide advice at the leading edge in our fields, only the firm’s Principal and experienced senior practitioners are responsible for matters.

In Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016, a benefit of our boutique structure was recognised:

“What stands out is their personal commitment to a matter; because they are that bit smaller that personability is second to none.”

Benefits of Specialisation

As a specialist firm, we have the privilege of being able to take an unusually selective approach with both our clients and projects..  This means that we are particularly committed to those projects and are able to give them the level of priority they need, without having to combat day-to-day conflicting demands for our attention. Our degree of specialization also enables us to stay engaged proactively with our clients and consider regulatory developments that may affect their businesses.

It also means that we are able to pay stricter attention to avoiding conflicts than is commonly the case.  There are no ‘Chinese walls’ in this practice.