Meet our team - Henry Davis York

Tom White

Senior Associate

61 2 9947 6876

Tom specialises in environment and planning law and acts for a range of government authorities and private clients. Tom is an experienced litigator, having acted in a range of planning, environmental and compulsory acquisition cases.


60 seconds about Tom

Tom has experience in a variety of matters across a range of areas of law including compulsory acquisition, environmental and planning litigation, planning law, environmental law, pollution and contamination in NSW, Victoria and WA.

Tom acts for a range of Commonwealth, State and local government authorities, as well as private developers and landowners, assisting his clients in complex land transactions involving contaminated land and associated environmental issues.

Tom is also an experienced litigator, acting in a range of compulsory acquisition, planning and environmental disputes in the Land and Environment Court and Supreme Court for private clients and government authorities. 


Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws
Masters of Law candidate


  • Roads and Maritime Services

    Acting for RMS in several land acquisition matters for major infrastructure projects, and advising on a range of environmental and planning issues.

  • Sydney Trains

    Acting for Sydney Trains in relation to general environment and planning law matters.

  • Rostry Pty Ltd

    Successfully representing Rostry in a large planning appeal commenced in the Land and Environment Court by an objector in relation to five broiler farms.

  • Sydney Airport

    Acting for Sydney Airport in relation to the master planning and redevelopment of the domestic and international terminals at Sydney Airport. Advised on the preparation of the Draft Master Plan, which was approved by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport in February 2014.

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