In this Environment and Planning Masterclass, leading experts in the legal profession will look at some key topics arising in 2019 including.
Partner, Castledine Gregory Law and Mediation
Director, Moharich & More
Belinda Moharich practices in the areas of planning and environment law. She provides advice to clients regarding their subdivision and building projects, from pre-acquisition due diligence, through the subdivision and development approval process, and to representing clients at the State Administrative Tribunal. As well has having worked in private law firms, Belinda has extensive experience working for the State government – she worked as a lawyer in-house for the Ministry for Planning (now Department of Planning), where she was instructing officer on a number of pieces of State planning legislation. She was appointed as the Principal Registrar and a senior member of the Town Planning Appeal Tribunal in 2003, and as a member of the State Administrative Tribunal in January 2005, before returning to private practice in July 2005. Belinda holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Planning) from the University of Queensland, and is also a qualified town planner. She is currently completing her Masters of Urban Policy and Strategy at the University of New South Wales. Belinda is an accredited mediator with LEADR. She is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia and the Planning Institute of Australia.
Eve is a specialist environment, town planning and native title lawyer based in Perth. Her practice involves advisory, due diligence and litigious work for clients in the mining and resources and development industries. Eve provides advice to clients in relation to environment and planning compliance issues, including compliance with approvals and statutory obligations arising under a range of legislation. Eve regularly advises clients on permitting requirements for greenfield and expansion projects and assists in developing strategies for regulator engagement and achieving regulatory compliance. Eve's experience includes advising on: - environmental impact assessment processes under State and Federal legislation for mining and resources projects in Western Australia; - management of environmental incidents and site contamination including remediation and site management plans and incident response; - native title, cultural heritage and land access requirements for project development including compulsory acquisition and valuation of land matters; - licencing for resource extraction including water licencing and vegetation clearing; and - disputes in relation to environmental, planning and access approvals. Eve is a member of the Chamber of Mineral and Energy's Environment Committee and the Property Council of Australia's Planning and Infrastructure Committee.
Partner, Thomson Geer Lawyers
Julius Skinner is one of Western Australia’s leading planning and environment lawyers, advising clients throughout all stages of the planning and environmental approval processes. He has acted for clients across all industry sectors in respect of planning & subdivision approvals, environmental permits, Works Approvals & Licences, land acquisition & compensation, heritage, contaminated sites and all forms of regulatory compliance. He has conducted numerous State Administrative Tribunal proceedings and appeals to the Supreme Court in all of these areas. Julius’ other principal focus is local government. He has advised in this area for more than 20 years. In addition to acting for local governments in planning and development matters, where his experience in acting for both local government and the private sector provides a unique perspective and benefits, he has advised and represented local governments across Western Australia in relation to a range of matters. This has included major projects involving complex land transactions and private-sector partnerships, public works, governance & administration and tendering & procurement. Julius is recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Western Australian Planning and Environment Lawyer (2010 – 2019). He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in Australia for his work in Planning & Environment Law (2014-2020), Government Practice (2020), Land Use & Zoning Law (2014-2020), Property Law (2014-2020) and was named Perth Planning and Environment Lawyer of the Year (2015).
Date & Time:
Thurs, 17 October 2019 9.00am – 12.30pm
The Law Society of Western Australia Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH WA
Morning tea will be provided.
3 Points Competency 4: Substantive Law
Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Member): $170
Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Non-Member): $245
CPD Freedom: $0
Member (J)*: $350
*Law Society Members less than 5 years practising and/or under 35 years of age
Date & Time:
Thu, 17 October 2019 9.00am - 12.30pm
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH waGet Directions on Map
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