HWL Ebsworth advises Hunters Hill Council on successful prosecution and penalty of $45,000 for tree lopping

22 June 2018

HWL Ebsworth has advised Hunters Hill Council on a successful criminal prosecution in relation to the lopping of 13 trees.

The prosecution was led by Phil Brown and the work involved leading the investigation, settling evidence, preparation of the criminal summons and conducting the advocacy at the sentencing hearing in the Land and Environment Court.

The outcome was preferential for Hunters Hill Council with a $45,000 penalty awarded, $30,000 in costs and remedial orders for damaged tress that had potential for salvage.

For more details on the case, please click here and for more details on our local and state government experience, please click here.

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