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Ross Fox

Phone: +61 (02) 6650 7038

Ross specialises in planning and environment law.  Prior to joining Fishburn Watson O’Brien he worked in the planning and environment team of a major Sydney law firm.  This was followed by a period as Principal Legal Officer for what is now the Department of Planning and Environment.

Ross has special expertise in negotiation with government gained during his time providing legal advice to the executive levels of NSW government and various ministers.

Ross is currently Chair of the North Coast Chapter of the Urban Development Institute of Australia.


  • Residential and commercial property development
  • Compulsory acquisition of land
  • Environmental law and licensing
  • Environmental incidents
  • Waste licensing, levies and disposal
  • Protection of coastal properties from erosion
  • Blueberry industry law


  • BA LLB  – Australian National University
  • Masters of Environmental Management University of New South Wales


  • Member of the Environment and Planning Law Association of NSW
  • Member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia

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