Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Australia’s leading independent law firm, today announces Carol Daicic returns to the firm where she commenced her legal career as a new partner in the Environment & Planning practice.
With stints at specialist, national and international top-tier firms in the UK and Australia, Carol re-joins Corrs from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), where she was a full-time legal Tribunal member. She will be based in Corrs’ Melbourne office as head of the Melbourne Environment & Planning practice.
“Carol has extensive advisory, transactional and contentious environmental and planning experience, with deep relationships with Government and private sector developers,” said Corrs Partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO.
“We are thrilled to welcome back Carol who will not only bring a breadth of skills to our Environment and Planning team but also her extensive experience in operating in high-performing cultures and organisations. She embodies the Corrs’ values of pioneering, generosity of spirit and teamwork and brings gravitas and planning and environmental legal expertise of the highest calibre in her return to the firm.”
Beginning her legal career at Corrs, Carol then moved to London taking a role with a Magic Circle firm advising on a range of largely transactional environmental and planning matters, many of which were cross-border and multi-jurisdictional. On subsequent her return to Australia she worked at other law firms, including one as partner, before joining VCAT. Carol advises on major infrastructure projects, all ranges of planning, environmental and heritage applications, growth areas, compulsory acquisitions, urban renewal sites and value capture developments.
As Legal Presiding member at VCAT Carol was frequently responsible for dealing with complex cases often involving major projects, including apartment complexes, and settling jurisdictional issues.
Her experience in environmental and planning law also extends to matters before Planning Panels Victoria, Ministerial Advisory committees, the Heritage Council and the Supreme Court of Victoria.
For further information, please email Glenn Taylor or contact by phone on +61 2 9210 6593.