Peter Merrylees


Formerly Chief Solicitor to Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for 7 years, Peter brings unique expertise and insight to his private sector practice of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Law (EOHS).

Prior to commencing Merrylees Legal, Peter was EOHS practice leader at Deacons Lawyers (now Norton Rose Fulbright).

Peter’s critical strength lies in his ability to develop a comprehensive strategy designed to achieve his client’s objectives. When an incident occurs, Peter says “Don’t wait for the investigation to commence, get advice immediately.”

Vastly experienced, commercially astute, Peter is widely regarded as being at the forefront of his field.

Peter Merrylees, Lawyer

Peter Merrylees


0417 012 976


  1. Bachelor of Laws (Melb) Hons

Key areas of expertise

  1. Environmental Law

      EPA enforcement action

      Works Approvals, Licences

      Exemptions, SBR, DBR

      Pollution Abatement Notices

      Contaminated Land liabilities

      Due diligence

  1. OHS Law

      WorkSafe enforcement action

      Incident response

      Due diligence

Clients have included

  1. Western Land Reclamation

  2. Orica

  3. BTQ Group

  4. Stevenson Brothers Industries

  5. Vaughan Constructions

  6. Boral

  7. Calleja Group

  8. Ferrier Hodgson

  9. Mobil

  10. Pacific National

  11. Shell

  12. SITA

  13. VicTrack

  14. Visy

  15. Westpac