Alex McGlue
Senior Associate

Alex McGlue
Senior Associate

Alex acts for landowners, property developers and community groups in relation to all aspects of property ownership and development.  Alex appears regularly in high profile court and tribunal proceedings and also provides strategic and commercially relevant written advice on complex legal issues. 

Clients and colleagues regard Alex as being particularly reliable in terms of service delivery, clarity of advice and achieving favourable outcomes. 

Alex has been recognised by the Doyle’s Guide 2016 as being a national Rising Star in the discipline of planning and environmental law.

In the area of town planning law, Alex regularly appears in merits review proceedings in the State Administrative Tribunal, judicial review and appeal proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and planning prosecutions in the Magistrates Court.  Alex also advises clients in relation to development and subdivision applications and presents deputations on behalf of clients at JDAP meetings.

In relation to environmental law, Alex regularly provides advice in relation to both state and federal environmental legislation, including the Environmental Protection Act and the EPBC Act, particularly in environmental approvals.  Alex also has significant expertise in relation to contaminated sites issues, including advice on the Contaminated Sites Act and advocacy before the Contaminated Sites Committee.

With regards to land compensation law, Alex has acted for dispossessed or affected landowners in obtaining compensation for compulsory acquisition or injurious affection.  He has also acted for acquiring authorities.  Alex has appeared in the High Court of Australia as instructing solicitor on a land compensation appeal and is therefore highly familiar with the relevant legal principles.

Direct  +61 8 9288 6890
Fax  +61 8 9288 6001

Planning, Environment and Land Compensation


Town planning
Administrative law and judicial review proceedings
State Administrative Tribunal proceedings
Land compensation
Contaminated sites issues
JDAP deputations
Property due diligence
Conveyancing and land transactions
Drafting and reviewing contracts and deeds
General litigation


Bachelor of Laws
University of Western Australia (2011)

Bachelor of Commerce
University of Western Australia (2011)


High Court of Australia (2013)

Supreme Court of Western Australia (2013)


Doyle’s Guide: Planning and Environment Rising Star 2016


Law Society of WA Environment (Town Planning and Local Government Committee)

19 September 2019
19 August 2019
24 July 2019
20 June 2019
How can I help you?
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