Full Name: Ms Serena Armstrong
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Mobile: 0427 579 889
Chambers: Isaacs Chambers
Room: 1203
Date of Admission: 28 May 2004
Called to the Bar: 10 May 2018
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BCA (Hons)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Serena has experience in commercial and administrative law, with an emphasis on planning, environment and heritage, including Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Before coming to the Bar, Serena was an experienced practitioner, having commenced her career as a solicitor in 2005 at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) in its Planning and Environment group in Sydney. She is familiar with the planning scheme amendment and permit application process, as well as heritage protection issues, having worked as a lawyer for the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Most recently, Serena was a Senior Associate at Best Hooper Lawyers in their planning group where she advised on a wide range of planning matters and appeared as a solicitor advocate.

In 2003 Serena was the tipstaff/associate to the Hon Justice Peter Young AO of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Serena has a Bachelor of Laws (first class honours) and a Bachelor of Creative Arts (honours) from the University of Wollongong. Her studies included 12 months at the University of Massachusetts and Smith College in the USA. 

She is reading with Emily Porter and her senior mentor is Nicholas Tweedie SC.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Law

Environmental Law & Planning Law


  • Local Government

Public Law & Administrative Law

From 11 May 2018, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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