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Hall & Wilcox

LEVEL 11, RIALTO SOUTH TOWER, 525 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 3 9603 3555
Fax:
Fax +61 3 9670 9632
Email:
Web:
www.hallandwilcox.com.au
Hall & Wilcox, Natalie Bannister, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

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Natalie Bannister

Tel:
Work +61 3 9603 3566
Email:
Hall & Wilcox

Work Department

Real estate

Position

Natalie leads our Property & Projects team – a full-service practice covering all areas of property, including acquisitions and sales, development approvals and documentation, planning and environmental advice, and property disputes. Natalie has close to 20 years’ experience in property, planning and environment law and has been recognised as a leading Australian lawyer in this area in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession. Natalie was also a Finalist for the Partner of the Year Award at the 2014 Australian Law Awards. Natalie is customer-service focused and is constantly evolving and improving the way she delivers legal services to make it as easy as possible for clients to do business with her. Natalie takes an innovative approach to pricing, using fixed fees and other alternative fee arrangements to deliver price certainty and value for money. Natalie is responsive to clients and always does what she says she will do. Natalie is a passionate about supporting women to progress in business, and she co-founded the Professional Environmental Women’s Association (PEWA) in 2013.

Career

Natalie joined Hall & Wilcox as a partner in July 2010. Prior to this, she was a partner at Gadens for 6 years. Natalie completed her articles of clerkship for Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) in 1996 and remained there for nine years. Natalie was instrumental in founding and sourcing the funding for ‘Youthlaw’ - Melbourne's first and only CLE dedicated to providing funding to young people. In 2003, Natalie was awarded the inaugural Victorian Women's Lawyer Achievement Award. In 2013, Natalie also established the Professional Environmental Women’s Association of which she is currently a facilitator.

Languages

English

Member

Professional Environmental Women's Association (PEWA), Victorian Planning and Environment Association

Education

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) - LaTrobe University (1996), Bachelor of Arts - University of Melbourne (1992), Graduate Diploma in Public Policy - University of Melbourne (1993)

Leisure

Cooking, art and family


Australia

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Hall & Wilcox stands out for its ‘high level of personalised service, strong client engagement and ability to turn around matters quickly’. Melbourne-based Natalie Bannister is acting for an investment company on the development and leasing of an industrial village in Victoria; the team also advised on innovative green leases for the 40,000sqm, carbon-neutral mixed-use project. Hunter Development Corporation received advice on a A$200m Newcastle-based development to renew a heritage-listed building. The multidisciplinary practice covers acquisitions, disposals, leases and developments and is headed by the ‘straightforward, no-nonsense’ Bannister and John O’Kane. The team has been bolstered by the arrival of Katrina Reye and Anna Bailey following the firm's merger with Harris Wheeler Lawyers. Felicity Ford joined from a role in-house, and Rory O’Connor from Norton Rose Fulbright. Consultant Chris Hammond receives praise.

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