Gabrielle Guthrie, Lawyer

Gabrielle is a specialist environment and planning lawyer.
Based in Melbourne, helping clients with operations throughout Australia. 
Guthrie Legal advises corporations, local and state government, NGOs and community groups.

Accessible legal services

Providing legal support in the way that works best for your organisation and at a competitive price.

Working collaboratively

I work closely and collaboratively with clients and their environmental and professional advisers.
Pulling together the right team of experts so clients can achieve their strategic goals.

Gabrielle Guthrie is a highly regarded environmental lawyer
and has provided invaluable advice to members of the Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) that consist of SMEs to multinationals in relation to environmental matters.
Gabrielle has presented at a number of AEBN conferences and seminars and
is considered one of Australia’s experts in environmental law.
— Tina Khoury, CEO, Australian Environment Business Network
I would recommend Gabrielle’s services to any company with exposure to environmental risks
— Alice Skipper, Senior Environmental Consultant, AECOM
Gabrielle is simply a breath of fresh air to work with,
she is friendly, efficient, and undoubtedly an expert on her subject matter
— David Blair, Principal Environmental Scientist, ESG Environmental Pty Ltd

Clarity on complex issues - Resources for you

Three service options

I offer three flexible pricing and service delivery models to enable you to seek specialist legal advice, whatever your concern.  



I work at your office just like in-house counsel. I offer half day and full day rates and can be booked for one off or regular day, week or month engagements. Ideal for collaborating with your team, working together on an ongoing project or a range of advisory matters. Perfect where you have a lot of documents to share, or commercial reasons to prefer a close in-house adviser. I know that most organisations need and want to prioritise environmental and planning issues, but have restricted OPEX. Perhaps you need to develop new management systems but have limited CAPEX? This option is a cost effective way to engage a lawyer as a contractor.


Just like a traditional law firm. I work from my office. I can work on an hourly rate or fixed fee, depending on the nature of the work. Easiest for legal advice on a specific matter, and also for conducting litigation. I still love to collaborate though, so fixed fee is my preference, with plenty of time for meetings, discussion, conference calls and FaceTime without any worry about the clock. 

law firm support

Whether it's support on a deal; help with a proceeding, a need for ancillary environment or planning advice or cover for leave, I am here to help. I trained and was admitted to practice in London with global law firm DLA Piper. In Melbourne, I worked for DLA Phillips Fox and more recently, led the Environment Practice at Lander & Rogers. Whatever your needs, as a senior practitioner, I am happy to help. Collaboration is key to my service offering, so let's be friends too and then I can include you in my referral network.