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Andrew DavisAndrew tells his clients what they need to know – not what they want to hear.

Contact us now and let Andrew help you.

We are a boutique planning and environment law firm exclusively servicing business and the development industry.  We are not conflicted.  We do not take instructions from community groups, but we will take instructions from entities with a legitimate business or development interest to be protected from the consequences of development.  We do not take instructions from any arm of government.

Head lawyer Andrew Davis has practised in law since 1989 and has worked at leading law firms such as Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Blake Dawson Waldron (Ashurst) and Mallesons Stephen Jaques (King & Wood Mallesons) – although he has operated his own law firm for the past 15 years.

Since 1997, Andrew has exclusively practised in planning and environment law.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Urban Development Institute of Australia for his service to the development industry.  He also holds a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Queensland.  Andrew has lectured in town planning and town planning law at the University of Queensland and the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Andrew has conducted hundreds of appeals in the Planning and Environment Court.  Before the global financial crisis, for 7 continuous years, Andrew’s firm acted for more developers in the Planning and Environment Court than any other firm, with a market share of about 14% of all matters in the Court.  This was only made possible by using industry-leading information technology.  The firm is nimble enough that it can create and deploy this technology very quickly.

Andrew’s core value as a practising lawyer is trust.  Andrew always wishes to ensure that his clients fully understand the legal avenues available and the consequences of each. Good decision making based on the best information is essential.  Andrew tells his clients what they need to know – not what they want to hear.

In terms of service delivery, quality and timeliness are Andrew’s chief parameters.  He encourages his clients to extend their efforts earlier to obtain the best technical advice from planners, engineers and scientists to ensure the clients know sooner, rather than later, important facts that will have a bearing on their decision making.

Andrew Davis Planning Lawyers pricing regime is centred around fixed-fee billing agreed with the client in advance.  A hands-on approach, and a refusal to delegate to inefficient junior lawyers, are the mainstays of Andrew’s value proposition for his clients.  We do not have big city rents to pay, nor flashy foyers.  Unlike medium to large law firms, we are not building pyramids of lawyers, with equity partners, salaried partners, special counsel, senior associates, solicitors, paralegals and graduates layered one atop the other with a view to maximising profitability to the disadvantage of clients.  We run a lean, mean, flat, efficient operation built on information technology and flexible resourcing.  Medium to large law firms cannot come close to us on price.

We come to you.  We prefer to meet with the client, at their office, or on site, or at the lead consultant’s office, no matter where you are in Queensland.  We serve you. You are not beholden to us.



In the Doyles 2018 listing of leading Queensland Planning & Development Lawyers, Andrew Davis is recommended as a solicitor practising in town planning and development matters in the Queensland legal market who has been identified by clients and peers for his expertise and abilities in these areas.



Contact details

Andrew Davis Planning Lawyers services all areas of Queensland.

Brisbane Office
Level 27, Santos Place
32 Turbot Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

0417 330 433


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