Jacqui Robertson
Special Counsel
Direct telephone: +61 7 3232 0987
LLB (Hons)/B Com, University of Queensland
Admitted: February 1994


Jacqui Robertson originally joined Leanne Bowie Lawyers in 2010. Since February 2016 she has focused on PhD research titled, ‘The governance of aquifer injection using coal seam gas produced water in the Surat Cumulative Management Area, Queensland Australia and the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, USA’. Her PhD thesis is to be submitted in September 2019. She also conducts workshops for the Griffith Law School subject Urban Planning Law (2018-2019). Before joining this firm, Jacqui was an associate in the Environment & Planning practice group at Minter Ellison, having joined the firm in 1991. She was also a Director with Queensland Corrections (an historic GOC), during the period March 1997 until August 1998.

Jacqui currently advises primarily for the private sector, principally with respect to planning and environmental law relating to mining, oil and extractive industry. Jacqui is a member of the Queensland Resources Council’s Water Working Group. Her expertise has a particular focus on water-related issues: such as, aquifer injection; water management plans; erosion and sediment control plans; groundwater management; wetland and watercourse mapping corrections; water licensing; legacy water issues arising from the 2011 flood event; and the water trigger provisions under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth).

Jacqui has also advised private sector non-resources clients in respect of planning and environmental issues including assisting in applications to the Planning and Environment Court of Queensland.

Jacqui has assisted with government off-panel specialist advice relating to planning legislative reform. While at Minter Ellison, Jacqui advised QR on environmental due diligence issues associated with QR’s restructure prior to the share sale. Jacqui also advised on due diligences relating to Port land. As a former GOC director, Jacqui understands the unique environment within which a GOC operates.