|Advice and Casework|
Independent and free legal advice from EDO-NQ is available to any person or group seeking to use the law to protect the environment in the public interest. A public interest case is one that has significance beyond the material or financial interests of a particular individual or group, and that which has some broader ‘public good’ or ‘public interest’ component to it, or raises a matter of substantial public concern.
For example, a pollution case that is causing harm to an area that is the habitat for an endangered animal clearly involves public interest issues. Conversely, development issues that relate to loss of residential amenity and devaluations of property to neighbours would not be considered as public interest issues.
If you would like legal advice from the EDONQ then please contact us. Advice may be provided over the phone, or through an appointment.
EDONQ can provide legal advice:
Clients seeking legal representation to conduct Court work will be asked to complete a Legal Assistance Request Form Request Legal Assistance Form 96.00 Kb (PDF Request Legal Assistance Form 34.79 Kb). The decision as to whether such assistance can be provided is made by the EDONQ Casework Subcommittee. EDONQ has developed a set out Casework Guidelines which outlines matters which are taken into account when considering requests for ongoing legal assistance (e.g. casework and litigation representation).
Yorkeys Knob Case
In 2005, the ED0-NQ successful represented the Yorkeys Knob Residents Association in an appeal against a coastal development in their suburb.