About Hayley

Hayley advises public and private sector clients on a range of environmental and planning law matters, including environmental approvals, biodiversity, climate change, environmental due diligence, contaminated land, judicial review, compulsory acquisition and waste. She also leads the public law team’s knowledge, precedents and training function.

Hayley is admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the High Court of Australia and the Senior Courts of England and Wales. She has degrees in Environmental Science and Law, and a Masters in Environmental Law.


  • Environmental approvals

    Advising the Commonwealth Department of the Environment in respect of the bilateral agreement process under the EPBC Act to enable the accreditation of State and Territory processes to conduct environmental approvals of protected matters on behalf of the Commonwealth.

  • Contaminated land

    Advising various companies in relation to liability for contaminated land in the UK and on the mechanics of transferring that liability.

  • Environmental due diligence

    Advising numerous companies on potential environmental liabilities in respect of UK-based corporate, property and finance transactions.

  • Climate change

    Advising a charity responsible for managing tropical rainforest in South America in relation to obtaining carbon credits or alternative finance for the conservation and sustainable use of the rainforest taking into account the value of its ecosystem services.

  • Compulsory acquisiton

    Acting and appearing on behalf of the former Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales in respect of Class 3 Land and Environment Court proceedings for compensation in respect of the compulsory acquisition of land.

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