Ms Natalie Bannister > Hall & Wilcox > Melbourne, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Hall & Wilcox
LEVEL 11, RIALTO SOUTH TOWER
525 COLLINS STREET
MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
Australia

Work Department

Property and Projects

Position

Natalie is a Partner in the Hall & Wilcox Property and Projects team, and is the firm’s National Commercial Practice Coordinator. She has over 20 years’ experience specialising in property, planning and environmental law, acting primarily for institutional clients, utility providers, property developers and large companies.

Natalie’s experience includes property due diligence, sales and acquisitions; commercial and retail leasing including managing national property portfolios; land contamination including compliance, risk allocation and liability, management and clean-up; obtaining development approvals; planning advice and compliance (including in respect of Aboriginal and European Heritage, native vegetation, traffic, noise, flooding and water quality impacts); rates and land tax objections; compulsory acquisition of land and compensation and property disputes and advice about easements, rights of way and adverse possession.

Career

Natalie joined Hall & Wilcox as a Partner in 2010, having previously been a Partner at Gadens and a Lawyer at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst).

Memberships

Member of Hall & Wilcox’s board of partners; director of not-for-profit, Dax Centre

Education

La Trobe University – LLB (Hons), Law
University of Melbourne – Graduate Diploma Public Policy
University of Melbourne – BA, English and Politics

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Real estate

At Hall & Wilcox, Natalie Bannister is a specialist in national portfolio management, sales and acquisition, property due diligence, development approvals and the leasing of industrial, retail and commercial assets; she heads the practice from Melbourne alongside John O’Kane who thrives in relation to residential, industrial and commercial developments, frequently working on the related agreements and documentation as well as joint venture arrangements. The practice also focuses on social and affordable housing, property fund transactions, and REITs; it recently gained new partners following the arrivals of Kitty Vo and Meg Lee from Ashurst and Gadens Lawyers respectively.