Glen is an environmental and planning law lawyer, who primarily acts for the development, infrastructure and resources sectors. After 35 years in major law firms, including senior positions at Board and practice head level, Glen started his current practice on 1 July 2012. His particular areas of expertise are environment, town planning and government. Glen is also known for his work in compulsory acquisitions and valuation law. He is keenly interested in the relationship between property rights and environmental law. He knows intimately the machinations of Federal, State and Local Government and can provide practical strategies for dealing with them. He advises on the law, strategic issues and managing risk for projects, as well as preparing infrastructure agreements and acting in litigious matters. He is recognised as pre-eminent in his areas of practice by Doyle’s Guide (2010) and the ALB Guide 2009: Environmental Law. He is the Law Society of WA's Lawyer of the Year for 2016.
merinda logie - special counsel
Merinda has 16 years of professional experience practising in Victoria and Western Australia in the specialist legal fields of environment, town planning, government, heritage, land compensation, native title and resources. She has worked for two national law firms, as a sole practitioner and legal consultant and now as Special Counsel for Glen McLeod Legal. Her work has involved advice to both private and government clients. She has co-written, co-ordinated and lectured regular intensive units for the Murdoch University Faculty of Law, namely ‘The Law of Planning’ and ‘Environmental, Sustainability and Climate Law’.
Caroline is a lawyer specialising in planning and environmental law. Caroline has worked with clients in the State Administrative Tribunal, Magistrates Court, Supreme Court of Western Australia and commercial arbitration proceedings. Caroline has provided advice and representation for clients across a diverse range of legal areas including, general contractual issues, land compensation, contaminated sites, town planning appeals and environmental regulatory offences. Prior to being admitted as a lawyer in 2014, Caroline held senior management positions in the arts and cultural section in Perth and in London. Her experience in negotiating and managing contracts in the non-profit sectors, combined with her knowledge of the law, provides a unique combination when working with clients. Caroline has a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the University of Western Australia, Masters of Arts Management from City University, London and a Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management) from the Academy of Performing Arts, Western Australia.
Sam is an environment and planning lawyer with skills in a broad range of areas. He has experience working on litigious matters that have proceeded to hearings at the State Administrative Tribunal, and the Supreme Court of Western Australia.Sam is constantly developing his understanding of the planning and environment policies and frameworks that influence land use and development proposals in Western Australia. He works collaboratively with other professionals including town planners, engineers, environmental consultants and land valuation experts. Sam has experience in matters involving land development, land acquisition, native vegetation clearing, threatened or endangered flora and fauna, and public works. Most recently, he has acted for property developers in developer contributions matters, a large company in a complex land taking matter and defendants facing land clearing charges.
ROSS FLETCHER - LAWYER
Ross is a lawyer with experience in the Magistrates Court of Western Australia and the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) where he was previously a Judicial Associate. While at the SAT Ross was responsible for assisting His Honour Judge David Parry with the management of the Tribunal’s development and resources list and undertook complex legal research. Ross has been involved in a range of planning and environmental law matters and regularly assists senior lawyers and special counsel with litigation proceedings.
Jess hamdorf - LAWyer
Jess is a lawyer with comprehensive legal skills. She has been with Glen McLeod Legal for over two years and in that time has increased her knowledge and understanding of planning and environment law. Specifically, Jess has been involved in matters relating to appealing subdivision application and development application refusals in the State Administrative Tribunal, appealing prosecution notices in the Magistrates Court, assisting in litigation in the Supreme Court and assisting with applications for clearing permits. Jess also assists in a range of other matters including matters relating to public and private nuisance, landlord and tenancy disputes, developer contribution plans and matters relating to non-profit associations. Jess holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor in Arts from the University of Western Australia and was admitted to practice in May 2016.
CONNOR FISHER - LAWyer
Connor is a lawyer with a broad range of legal skills. He has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia. Since joining Glen McLeod Legal 18 months ago, Connor has increased his knowledge and understanding of planning, environmental and government law and has gained considerable experience across these practice areas. In particular, he has assisted in litigation in the State Administrative Tribunal, the Magistrates Court and the Supreme Court and has been involved in matters relating to clearing, compulsory acquisition and injurious affection compensation.
Joanne has over 30 years of experience in the administration and stewardship of commercial and community organisations. After a long career as a teacher, Joanne pursued a range of vocations in the arts, in education and in social work. At Glen McLeod Legal, Joanne oversees the office, logistics and administrative operations of the firm.
Angus is a non-practicing lawyer currently working as a manager at a technology startup in New York (USA). Angus provides legal, technical and management consulting services for the team and our clients. Prior to his current vocation, Angus worked for two years at the Supreme Court of Western Australia as the Judicial Associate of the Hon. Justice Christopher Carr, who was specially appointed to hear the appeal in The Bell Group v Westpac litigation. After his tenure at the Court, Angus was awarded a scholarship by New York University to pursue an LL.M. in International Business Law in a joint program with the National University of Singapore. He is admitted to practice law in WA.