Victoria McGinnessAssociate Planning, Environment & Local Gov victoria.mcginnessballawyers.com.au 02 6274 0969 vCard Info
Victoria’s practice focuses on planning, environment and local government law, chiefly advising local councils and private clients on a wide range of environmental and planning matters such as the interpretation of local planning instruments and development applications, Crown land management and the operation of biodiversity legislation. Victoria also has experience in litigation, assisting local councils and private clients with matters in the NSW Land and Environment Court, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.
Victoria is well-versed in the compulsory acquisitions process and provides advice to local councils regarding native title, the notification and gazettal procedure, as well as issues regarding the determination of compensation.
Victoria joined BAL Lawyers in May 2017, was admitted to practice in the ACT Supreme Court in 2018 and was promoted to Associate in July 2020. Victoria received the University of Canberra Medal for the Faculty of Business, Government and Law and the ACT Supreme Court Judges Prize. Victoria also received a number of academic prizes throughout her studies, including the BAL Lawyers Environmental and Planning Law Prize.