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Brad Jessup

Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Melbourne Australia

Brad is a national expert and leading thinker in land use and environmental law.

Brad brings an expansive knowledge of the law and a broad understanding of intersecting environmental, political and social issues. His decades of experience mean that Brad adopts a practical and empirically informed approach to the operation and explanation of the law on development, land access, and environmental protection. With a cross-disciplinary skill set that enables Brad to get to know his clients’ businesses and their interests, Brad knows what matters and how he can help his clients when it matters to them.

Brad has worked for clients in energy, infrastructure, mining and industrial sectors assisting them with approvals and land access for new developments and the regulation of their operations inside their communities and alongside their neighbours. Brad has advised and consulted for government, and regularly shares his expertise through clear and succinct communications with the media, in public fora, and in greater depth in collaboration with university researchers and industry partners.


Brad complements his work at Herbert Smith Freehills by teaching and researching at Melbourne Law School. There, Brad has been recognised for his environmental law teaching as a finalist in the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards, and his environmental law research has won an Australian Legal Research Award.