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 and partner in Lavan’s 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 Office of the Appeals Convenor) and provides strategic advice and representation in Supreme Court Judicial Review proceedings related to all types of planning and environmental matters.

Paul has lectured in planning law at the University of Western Australia Law School.  Since 1996 he has provided advice to the Western Australian State Government on environmental legislation.

Paul’s industry involvement includes his appointment as honorary solicitor to the Planning Institute of Australia, chairman of the UDIA EnviroDevelopment Board of Management and his experience on the State Council of the 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

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
26 April 2018
21 March 2018
01 March 2018
28 February 2018
How can I help you?
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