Posted on April 29, 2019 by Matthew McNamara

LTL: Introducing Victoria McGrath

On behalf of everyone at LTL, I am very pleased to announce a new addition to our team – Victoria McGrath, who has joined us as Special Counsel.

As many of you would already be aware, Victoria is a highly respected planning, environment and local government lawyer with over 30 years’ practice experience.

Prior to joining us at LTL, Victoria spent more than two decades in a prominent national and international firm within its specialist Environment and Planning division, acting for private sector and public sector clients, including local, state and commonwealth government agencies.

Victoria has particular specialist expertise and experience across the range of planning and local government litigation. She regularly acts and appears for clients – including a number of metropolitan councils –  in Land and Environment Court proceedings (classes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6), as well as acting in planning and property related proceedings in the NSW Local Court,  the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

Her specialist experience further strengthens LTL’s already impressive team of litigators. Victoria will ensure that we can continue to serve our clients in the manner and level of service they expect of us.

In addition to her impressive litigation skills, Victoria’s expertise also involves advice and document drafting in relation to broader aspects of planning, environmental and local government legislation including Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Local Government Act 1993, Crown Land Management Act 2016, Companion Animals Act 1989 and Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

Victoria has particular specialist expertise in relation to the Heritage Act 1997, including issues relating to the issuing and challenging of Interim Heritage Orders.

Her experience covers a range of local government and planning matters including: classification of land, compulsory land acquisition, probity issues for tendering and procurement, various aspects of development assessment, development conditions and conditions of consent, negligence, public information and privacy issues, companion animals prosecutions and endangered species.

She has also been involved in the environmental planning aspects of a number of State Significant Infrastructure and Development projects including wind farm developments, the Sydney Light Rail Project and the Sydney Metro Project.

Her addition to the team is testament to our ongoing commitment to our long standing mission – to ensure we provide our clients with specialist legal services of the highest quality in a cost effective, commercially sensitive and straight forward manner.

On behalf of the LTL team, I warmly welcome Victoria to the firm and look forward to seeing her journey with LTL in the years to come.

Victoria can be contacted by phone on (02) 8235 9717 or via e-mail at