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David Nicholls
Consultant

David is a Consultant in our Planning and Environment practice and enjoys a reputation as one of Australia’s leading planning and environment lawyers.

/ Experience

In addition to advising on planning and environment litigation with a strong focus on negotiated dispute resolution, David provides extensive front-end technical and strategic advice to project proponents and conducts due diligence. He has particular experience in relation to linear infrastructure, having acted for the owners and developers of gas pipelines, railways and fibre optic cables in addition to advising on many of Queensland’s more significant residential and mixed use property projects.

David is recognised as a Leading Planning and Development Lawyer by Doyle’s Guide, Queensland 2017-2020 and Chambers Asia Pacific, 2018 and 2019. David was included in The Best Lawyers™ in Australia 2021 for Planning and Environmental Law. He is a past President of the Queensland Environmental Law Association and a past board and committee member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Queensland). 

Publications by David Nicholls