Personal Profile

Emma is an Associate in the Planning and Environment Group.  She specialises in planning and development law and has acted for private and local authority clients in Australia and the UK. She works across residential, industrial and commercial sectors and has successfully advised clients on complex planning applications, planning, highways and development agreements, policy and regulatory issues, administrative decision making, compulsory purchase and environmental risk.  Emma has provided planning support work on numerous large-scale property and commercial transactions.

Key Experience

  • Mid Murray Council in relation to infrastructure agreement for AUS$5bn Palmer Windfarm Development, South Australia
  • City of Unley in relation to masterplan development agreement for mixed use development, Unley, South Australia
  • City of Gawler in relation to infrastructure agreement for delivery of major link road, Adelaide
  • Wattle Range Council in relation to large-scale compulsory acquisition of land in support of Penola Bypass delivery
  • Transport for London and the GLA on section 106 agreements for the Earls Court redevelopment and the Olympic Park, London
  • Berkeley Homes Plc in relation to planning and highways agreements for Royal Arsenal and Kidbrooke developments, East London
  • Brookfield Multiplex in relation to 100 Bishopsgate - planning advice
  • Candy & Candy on section 106 agreements for Kensington Park and Kensington Palace Hotels, and Middlesex Hospital
  • Chalegrove Properties Limited and Commercial Estates Group in relation to major planning applications on the Isle of Dogs, London
  • United House Developments in relation to residential development of St Bartholomew House, Smithfield, London
  • Cambridge City Council in relation to development of Cambridge Railway Station, Cambridge
  • UBS (D) Core Opportunities Europe on purchase of India House, Butler's Wharf, London
  • UBS Management (UK) Ltd on Moels Cop Retail Park and the purchase of Orient House, Imperial Wharf
  • Clermont Trust Switzerland SA on purchase of 20-21 Cornwall Terrace, London

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Senior Associate, Norman Waterhouse Lawyers, Adelaide
Senior Associate, Ashurst LLP, London
Senior Associate, SJ Berwin LLP, London
Locum Inhouse Lawyer, Cambridge and Westminster Councils, UK
Lawyer, Minter Ellison Lawyers, Melbourne
Deakin University, Melbourne, MBA (near completion)
Australian National University, Canberra, LLB (Graduate) – offered Honours
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, BA

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