James Parker

Jim Parker is one of Australia's leading environmental health and safety lawyers with a career spanning more than 30 years. He advises clients on complex and ever-changing laws on hazardous materials, air and water quality, contaminated land, climate change, and renewable energy. He also assists clients on regulatory matters and M&A transactions involving development, land use and water approvals, and environmental permitting.

Jim also has worked on major civil litigation and defense of criminal prosecutions in some of Australia's most controversial EH&S cases. Prior to joining Jones Day he acted for DuPont Australia in a high-profile regulatory investigation, herbicide emission impact study, and the successful defense of a pollution prosecution by the EPA. In addition, he acted for BHP and Vale Australia in a dispute involving mine subsidence and validity of mining approvals, Cockatoo Dockyard in disputes with the government involving land and harbor sediment pollution in Sydney Harbour and on asbestos-related claims by former workers, and Brambles and Cleanaway on health and safety prosecutions and contaminated land claims. [1]