Paul McQueen
General Counsel Partner

Paul McQueen
General Counsel Partner

Paul McQueen has been in specialist legal practice for over 25 years and is a recognised leader in the areas of town   planning, environmental and land compensation law. Paul is a General Counsel at Lavan and a partner in the Planning, Environment and Land Compensation team.

Paul is admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in both the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.   

The nature of Paul’s practice involves providing both court representation and strategic advice concerning the acquisition and development of land in a WA context. 

He advises on all aspects of the approval and implementation of development and subdivision proposals, conducts compensation claims, planning and environmental appeals to the State Administrative Tribunal and provides strategic advice and representation in Supreme Court and Federal Court Judicial Review proceedings related to planning and environmental matters.

In addition, Paul accepts instructions as counsel in Construction and Property litigation.

Paul is a former lecturer in planning law at the University of Western Australia Law School. 

Paul’s industry involvement includes his appointment as an honorary fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, chairman of the UDIA EnviroDevelopment Board and former State Councillor of UDIA.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Western Australia in Commerce and Law, in addition to holding a Masters degree in Planning and Environmental Law.

CONTACT
Direct  +61 8 9288 6943
Mobile  0411 117 130
Fax  +61 8 9288 6001
paul.mcqueen@lavan.com.au

PRACTICE TEAMS
Agribusiness
Land Compensation
Planning, Environment and Land Compensation

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Administrative law
Environmental law
Land compensation
Local government
Planning law


EDUCATION

Master of Laws (Distinction)
University of Western Australia (1998)

Bachelor of Laws
University of Western Australia (1990)

Bachelor of Jurisprudence
University of Western Australia (1989)

Bachelor of Commerce
University of Western Australia (1989)


ADMISSIONS

High Court of Australia (1991)

Supreme Court of Western Australia (1990)


RECOGNITION

Asialaw Profiles (Planning and Environment) 2014, 2015

Asialaw Leading Lawyers Leading Lawyer (Construction and Real Estate) 2015

Best Lawyers (Planning and Environment) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Best Lawyers, “best” independent local firm in WA in Planning and Environment

Chambers Asia Pacific (Environment)
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Doyle’s Guide Preeminent Lawyer (Planning and Environment) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018


MEMBERSHIPS

EnviroDevelopment UDIA (Chairman)

National Environmental Law Association

Planning Institute of Australia (Fellow)

Property Council of Australia

Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)


PUBLICATIONS
19 September 2019
19 August 2019
24 July 2019
20 June 2019
How can I help you?
Contact Paul McQueen here.