Glen McLeod Legal welcomes its two newest team members, Emiko Watanabe and Janine Upson.

Emiko has a keen interest in planning, environmental and public law. She undertakes legal research in issues relating to development approvals, regulatory compliance and environmental approvals. Emiko assists with drafting advice and submissions in relation to development approvals or refusals, JDAP deputations, land use conflict and planning scheme amendments. She also assists in matters in the State Administrative Tribunal, including mediations.

Prior to studying law, Emiko graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development and a Bachelor of Science in Energy Studies and has experience in sustainable urban development including green buildings, sustainable materials and energy efficiency.

Outside of work, Emiko enjoys photography, visiting contemporary art galleries and playing indoor beach volleyball.

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Janine has over 13 years of legal administration experience having worked at top tier law firms as an executive assistant as well as small boutique firms as an office manager. Janine deals with all aspects of administration for Glen McLeod Legal, working closely with the lawyers for all their administrative needs.

Outside of work, Janine enjoys partaking in community musical theatre and spending time with her family.

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