Ms Jennifer M F Trewhella

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Jennifer Trewhella has a broad administrative and commercial law practice.

Jennifer has extensive experience in planning matters, including merits review hearings in VCAT, the Heritage Council, appeals in the Supreme Court, advisory committees and panel hearings.

She also has a particular specialty in the area of compulsory land acquisition having acted for government, statutory authorities and claimants/land owners on major land acquisitions in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

In addition, she has acted in land rating and valuation matters, gaming matters, criminal prosecutions relating to local government and water authority matters, for the Director of Housing in residential tenancy matters and more generally in disputes involving property.

Prior to coming to the Bar Jennifer was a Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright in the Planning and Environment group and completed articles at Garland Hawthorn Brahe in 2007. From 2004-06 Jennifer was the Associate to Justice Robert Osborn of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Since coming to the Bar, Jennifer’s appearance and advice work has included:

Planning:

Waterfront Place Pty Ltd v Port Phillip CC (Red Dot) [2014] VCAT 1558 (acting for Mirvac in VCAT and the assocaited Supreme Court proceeding regarding restrictive covenants, led by S Brennan SC)

Stonnington City Council v Lend Lease Apartments (Armadale) Pty Ltd and Larkfield (Orrong Road) Pty Ltd [2013] VSC 505 (led by S Morris QC, acting for Council)

Queensberry Street Pty Ltd v Minister for Planning [2013] VCAT 444 (acting for the Minister for Planning)

Stonnington Planning Scheme Amendment C153 (led by S Morris QC, acting for Council)

Wyndham Planning Scheme Amendments C175, C177 (led by A Finanzio SC, acting for ID Land Pty Ltd)

Compulsory Land Acquisition:

Richmond v Secretary to the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (led by J Gobbo QC, acting for the Applicant in the Supreme Court, ongoing)

Locnor & Storey v Secretary to the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure (led by J Gobbo QC, acting for the Applicant in the Supreme Court, ongoing)

Urban Renewal Authority Victoria v Obeid [2013] VSCA 371 (led by S Morris QC, acting for the Respondent in the Court of Appeal, sought special leave to appeal in the High Court)

Linking Melbourne Authority v Dorio (led by A Finanzio SC, acting for the Respondent in the Supreme Court, resolved prior to hearing)

Jennifer is a member of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association and the Victorian Supreme Court Users Group for the Valuation, Compensation and Planning List.

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  • Admitted to Practice
    17 August 2007
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    03 May 2012
  • Qualifications
    BSc., LLB (Hons).

Areas of Speciality

  • Building & Construction
  • Environment & Planning
  • Property & Probate
  • Public Law