- Lead Counsel
- LLB (Hons), BA
- Area of law:
- Planning and environment
Patricia is an experienced and trusted legal advisor, with a broad practice in environmental and planning law. She regularly acts in complex litigious and advisory matters in relation to a wide range of subject areas such as:
- environmental and planning approvals, and regulatory compliance;
- compulsory acquisition;
- climate change;
- energy and resources;
- Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultural heritage;
- renewable energy;
- offshore projects;
- waste management and resource recovery;
- native title;
- major projects; and
- sustainable development.
Patricia brings top-tier private practice experience to government and is known for her strategic and solutions-oriented approach to complex issues.
Prior to joining the VGSO, Patricia's worked at top-tier law firms, advising clients in both the public and private sectors. Most recently she was a Senior Associate at Allens in the Environment and Planning team where she also was a core member of the Climate Change and ESG practice group, and key contributor to thought leadership projects.