Ashleigh McCoach

Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Ashleigh McCoach

Ashleigh McCoach


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Ashleigh McCoach is a climate change, and environment and planning lawyer based in Melbourne.

Ashleigh has a comprehensive understanding of climate change law at both the national and international level. Ashleigh has attended UN climate change negotiations where she has advised an international governmental organisation on negotiations regarding carbon markets and climate finance. 

Ashleigh also has experience in statutory planning, environmental protection, administrative law and project management.  Ashleigh has particular experience in major developments and infrastructure, and has advised clients on a variety of matters including cultural and built heritage and biodiversity protection and offsetting.

Ashleigh is client focused and committed to providing comprehensive, practical and solutions based advice to clients.

Professional experience

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  • Advised clients on participation in the Emissions Reduction Fund including advice on contractual arrangements between project developers and landowners.
  • Advised clients on the prospects of proposed planning applications and assisting clients navigate the relevant application processes.
  • Advised clients on the interpretation, application and enforcement of planning permits, planning schemes and the associated legislation.
  • Represented clients during alternative dispute resolution processes in matters concerning planning and biodiversity issues.
  • English


Climate change litigation update

Publication | August 11, 2021