Belinda Charlton Lawyers focus on Local Government, Environmental, Planning, Aboriginal Cultural and Customary Law and Investigations Practice. The firm supports people who are from minority groups, who have limited hours working opportunities including busy mums or those that only want to work on certain project types. This means that the people who work with Belinda Charlton Lawyers are not direct employees but instead masters of their own employment cycle.
Since the commencement of her Law Firm, Belinda has held to the vision that the company should deliver as much as is possible Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Through Belinda Charlton Lawyers significant pro-bono and fee reduction work has been undertaken for elderly people, disaster response, women in hostile environments, environmental protection and for those with disabilities. This has resulted in these groups having access to law in an environment not supplemented by legal aid.
The majority of the firm’s client base reside in the Hunter and other regional and remote areas which face continued environmental impacts such as lack of water resourcing, waste and chemical management issues, insufficient transport linkages, competing interests in relation to agricultural expansion proposals, inadequate staffing availability, cultural heritage impacts, as well as risks and hazards emanating from climate change.
Through her firm’s commitment she also strives to empower local talent and supervises final year law students, is a post graduate business studies mentor for foreign students, as well as guest lecturing in Planning, Environmental and Natural Resources Clinical Law at the University of Newcastle. Belinda herself has recently completed two United Nations Certification Programs in Sustainable Development and the 2030 Development Agenda and Government Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction.
For more information please go to the Belinda Charlton Lawyers website