Full Name: Michelle L Quigley QC
Phone:+61 3 9225 8435
Phone:+61 3 9225 8426
Secretary:+61 3 9225 8426
Chambers: Castan Chambers
Room: 1418
Date of Admission: 2 Mar 1987
Called to the Bar: 26 May 1988
Appointed Silk: 17 Dec 2002
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 24 Jul 2008
Accredited as Mediator: 26 Jul 1995
Qualifications: LLB
Previous Occupation: Solicitor
Specialty: Planning Law


Type of practice: 

All aspects of planning and environmental law including appearances at VCAT, Planning Panels, Local Government Committees, Building Appeals Board, Supreme Court Land Valuation and Planning List, Heritage Council.

Professional background: 

Articles at Holding Redlich in 1986. Previously a law clerk with them for 3 years. Experienced in personal injuries, defamation, industrial law, planning and environmental law and commercial litigation. Read with John Karkar QC and Anthony Southall QC in 1988.

Other relevant activities: 

  • Visiting Lecturer in Planning Law at Melbourne University (Architecture Building and Planning Faculty) from 1994 to 2006. Previously a Tutor in planning law and in environmental law from 1992 to 1996. 

Areas of Practice


  • Appellate
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review

Environment and Planning

  • Appellate
  • Civil enforcement
  • Compulsory acquisition of land compensation
  • Environmental and Planning Offences
  • Local Government
  • Merit Appeals
  • Valuation of land - rating and tax appeals

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Areas of Mediation


  • Real Property

Environment and Planning

  • Environmental and Planning Offences

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • New South Wales

Committee Memberships

  • Victorian Bar Council
  • Chair - Equality & Diversity Committee
  • Supreme Court - Costs Co-ordination Committee
  • Supreme Court - The Victorian Compensation and Planning Users' Group
  • Law Council of Australia - Standing Committee - Equal Opportunity Committee
  • Director - WATL Foundation
  • Chair - Commercial Bar Association - Environmental, Planning
From 1 Jul 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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