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 general counsel and a partner in the Planning, Environment and Land Compensation team.
Paul is admitted to practise 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.
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)
High Court of Australia (1991)
Asialaw Profiles (Planning and Environment) 2014, 2015
Asialaw Leading Lawyers Leading Lawyer (Construction and Real Estate) 2015
The Best Lawyers™ in Australia in Planning and Environment Law 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024
The Best Lawyers™ in Australia in Land Use and Zoning Law 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024
The Best Lawyers in Australia "Lawyer of the Year" award in Land Use & Zoning Law (Perth) 2023
Best Lawyers “best” independent local firm in WA in Planning and Environment
Chambers Asia Pacific (Environment) 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Doyle’s Guide Preeminent Lawyer WA (Planning and Environment) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
EnviroDevelopment UDIA (Chairman)
Planning Institute of Australia (Fellow)