Leading
Local Government Lawyers
in Western Australia

McLeods is Western Australia’s only firm that specialises primarily in local government law, with 40 years of experience representing local governments throughout the state.

Leading
Local Government Lawyers
in Western Australia

We are a preferred supplier of legal services for the Western Australian Local Government Association and a foundation sponsor of LG Professionals WA.

Leading
Local Government Lawyers
in Western Australia

McLeods is made up of a team of dedicated individuals who are experts in local government law. We are committed to excellence and delivering reliable support for all our clients.

Leading
Local Government Lawyers
in Western Australia

Comprised of a team of accomplished barristers and solicitors, we are backed by decades of specialised industry experience and knowledge.

Leading
Local Government Lawyers
in Western Australia

We have been representing local governments throughout the State for 40 years with a major focus on providing relevant and practical services from an informed perspective.

Leading
Local Government Lawyers
in Western Australia

At Mcleods, we are committed to being more than just a professional law firm. Our approach is personal and respectful, and we seek to understand our clients to ensure that we can best meet their needs.

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WELCOME TO

McLeods
Barristers & Solicitors

McLeods has long been recognised for our expertise and proficiency in all matters affecting the operation and management of local governments. We are a preferred supplier of legal services for the Western Australian Local Government Association (https://walga.asn.au/) and a foundation sponsor of LG Professionals WA (https://www.lgprofessionalswa.org.au).

McLeods is made up of a dedicated team of leading local government lawyers. We are committed to delivering excellence and reliable support for all our clients, and are backed by decades of specialised industry experience and knowledge.

Our personnel have substantial experience in a variety of fields, and several of them have taught university courses in administrative, constitutional, town planning and property law.

What we do

Our Practice Areas

McLeods is recognised as one of Western Australia’s leading law firms specialising in all matters relating to the operation and administration of local governments. Made up of accomplished local government lawyers, the team at McLeods is familiar with the unique challenges local governments face, and has extensive experience across the broad spectrum of local government legal issues…
Our primary practice areas include:

Planning and environment

McLeods has long been recognised for its expertise in planning, environment and heritage.  They are among our key practice areas and have been from the start.

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Property and development

Our property team has negotiated and prepared property documentation for some of the most significant transactions involving local governments in WA.

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Compliance and enforcement

McLeods has extensive experience in all matters relating to local government enforcement, compliance and prosecution.

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Governance and administrative law

McLeods provides advice and assistance to local governments across Western Australia on all matters relating to governance and administrative law.

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Commercial law

We work with local governments to ensure the right legal frameworks are in place for key commercial transactions and all relevant regulatory requirements are satisfied.

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Employment and safety law

Our team of employment lawyers work alongside local governments across WA, assisting with a broad range of employment matters that affect their operation.

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Rates and debt
recovery

McLeods provides specialist debt recovery services for local governments and we are committed to offering our clients solutions that are both effective and efficient.

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Litigation and dispute resolution

We provide a robust and comprehensive litigation and dispute resolution service to ensure local government interests are appropriately protected.

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OUR PEOPLE

Meet Our
Team

Our practice areas are overseen by experienced practitioners, who are leading local government lawyers in Western Australia.

Fiona Grgich

Fiona Grgich

Managing Partner

Denis McLeod

Denis McLeod

Partner

Neil Douglas

Neil Douglas

Partner

Peter Wittkuhn

Peter Wittkuhn

Partner

Craig Slarke

Craig Slarke

Partner

David Nicholson

David Nicholson

Partner

Peter Gillett

Peter Gillett

Partner

Tim Beckett

Tim Beckett

Partner

Mcleods Barristers & Solicitors

Our Commitments to You

The team at McLeods is committed to providing the highest quality services and obtaining excellent results for our clients. Our intentional and personal approach, and the many years of experience and specialised knowledge we bring to the table is why clients across Western Australia continue to put their trust in McLeods’ lawyers. 

Our commitments to you:

  • Specialised Industry Knowledge – with 40 years of experience across several fields of law, we are committed to providing services that are grounded in and backed by specialist knowledge.
  • Personalised Services – we are committed to being more than just a professional law firm. Our approach is personal and respectful, and we seek to understand our clients so we can best meet their needs. 
  • Practical & Robust Advice – backed by years of involvement with all the ins and outs of local government operations, we are committed to providing our clients with practical and robust advice every time.
  • Prompt Services – we value your time, and are committed to providing our services in a timely, efficient manner. Clients who work with us can expect the highest quality services, without inconvenient delays.
  • Complete Support from Start to Finish – when turning to McLeods, clients can expect to work with local government lawyers who offer support and assistance through the entire process, as we continue to strive to be a reliable and trustworthy law firm.
  • Enduring Relationships – our local government lawyers are committed to building strong and enduring relationships with our clients throughout Western Australia.

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