Director, Head of Environmental practice

More about: Justin Truter
Justin Truter specializes in:
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law in South Africa
  • Land Use Planning Law
  • Water Law
  • Heritage Resources Law
  • Mining Law
Justin Truter advises on:
  • Administrative appeals and judicial review proceedings
  • Compliance with environmental legislation including
    • compliance audits of industries, companies and individuals
    • environmental due diligence investigations and reports
    • the processing of applications and appeals in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA)
  • Land use planning applications and appeals
  • Property development (including large scale infrastructure projects, golf and polo estates, sports stadia and mixed income developments)
  • Compliance with the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act
  • Water rights and uses
  • Heritage resource management
  • Pollution and waste management
  • Restitution of land rights and land claims
  • environmental law in South Africa
Justin Truter Career:
  • BA LLB(Stellenbosch)
  • 2009: Director, Werksmans
  • Head of the Environmental law practice area
Justin Truter Highlights:
  • Former Chairman of the Western Cape Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Forum
  • Former head of the Provincial Department of Environmental Affairs’ “Green Scorpions” directorate
  • Member of the Environmental Law Association (ELA)
Major Clients and Matters:
  • Legal advisor to the Western Cape Provincial Government on the environmental, land use planning and heritage aspects of the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer stadium at Green Point
  • Assisted with the drafting of the amendments to NEMA and the regulations in terms of NEMA