Who can make an environmental law claim?
If you have suffered through toxic exposure and environmental damage, our expert environmental lawyers will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of the justice you deserve.
Issues which may affect our environment and quality of life can include:
Negligent farm spraying
Industrial air pollution
What can I claim for?
Your compensation is related to your situation and the evidence available and could include:
Pain and suffering
Loss of income or earnings
Loss of enjoyment of life
Damages for nuisance and negligence
An injunction to stop further damage
Rectification of the damage
Reimbursement of the expense you have spent to rectify any damage
Loss of income or earnings
Additional claim types
Our team of environmental lawyers will help you understand all the options available to you in more detail. Depending on the circumstances of your issue, you may also be eligible for:
Do you have a case?
Legal process for environmental law claims
We listen and assess your case confidentially
During your initial obligation-free consultation, in person or over the phone, we’ll take the time to listen and understand your individual needs. We’ll then map out the next steps and explain all the options available to you.
We’ll build your case and keep you informed
Your expert legal team will work with you to gather all the evidence needed to support your claim. All evidence will be considered so we can assess your options and provide guidance tailored to your specific situation.
We’ll negotiate where appropriate to settle your claim
This may involve directly approaching the organisation concerned to engage in informal negotiations outside of the court process.
We know that you’ve been through enough. Wherever possible we will seek to minimise any stress this process could have for you and resolve your claim in a way that is sensitive to your needs.
If required, go to court
Only a small percentage of cases result in a court hearing. If this happens, we will be by your side; providing support, compassion and skilled legal representation every step of the way.
Resolve your case
We will passionately work to deliver the outcomes you deserve and restore the environment in the process.
We're here to help
We’re here to make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible.
Environmental law FAQs
How much does an environmental lawyer cost?
Ensuring everyone has access to justice is important to us and that’s why we offer our environmental law services on a No Win, No Fee* basis. This means you won’t have to worry about legal fees unless we receive a successful outcome for you.
What aspects of the law can Shine’s environmental lawyers help me with?
Our Shine Lawyers environmental legal experts can help you investigate your claim, engage the relevant experts to prove your claim and calculate the damage incurred. We will also help you to understand your legal rights and the options available to you to rectify and/or compensate the damage.
Can I represent myself, or do I need an environmental lawyer?
It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a claim however, doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.
Most people choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an environmental lawyer who is an expert in their field and can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.
Why trust Shine to be my environmental lawyers?
We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion per year in entitlements and compensation through our expert services.
95% if the cases we represent are settled without the stress of going to court.
We offer access to affordable legal advice including on a No Win, No Fee* basis and an obligation free initial consultation so you can understand your rights and know where you stand.
Where are the environmental lawyers from Shine located?
With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ legal experts in our team, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers legal advice and support.
If you’d like to speak to our team in person, you can see our full list of locations here.
If you aren't able to find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.