Our People

At McLeods, we are proud to have a dedicated team of leading local government lawyers, who are driven to deliver excellence and client-focused services for all our clients throughout Western Australia. 

McLeods’ success as one of the state’s leading law firms can be attributed to our team of diligent lawyers who specialise in a wide variety of matters relating to the operation and administration of local governments. Made up of experienced local government lawyers, the team at McLeods are familiar with the particularities and challenges local governments face, and there is hardly a local government legal issue we have not come across.

A team of expert lawyers, dedicated to creating the best solutions for our clients

Our core personnel have specialised experience in a variety of fields including planning law, native title, employment and governance. Additionally, we are the only law firm in Western Australia with a team of specialised lawyers who practice solely in the area of enforcement for local governments. Several members of the McLeods team have taught university courses in administrative, constitutional, town planning and property law.

Three of our partners (Denis McLeod, Andrew Roberts and Craig Slarke) are leading planning lawyers in Western Australia and another of our partners, Peter Wittkuhn has been crucially involved in some of the most significant Native Title and Aboriginal Heritage cases in Western Australia. Neil Douglas, our leading partner in governance and administrative law, served as Acting Commissioner of the Crime and Corruption Commission for three years, and has drafted model employment contracts that are endorsed by LG Professionals WA and WALGA and are being increasingly used throughout the state.

For more information about the members of the McLeods team and their wealth of experience, clicking on their photo will take you to an outline of their careers and areas of speciality.

Managing Partner

Fiona Grgich

Fiona Grgich

Partners

Denis McLeod

Denis McLeod

Neil Douglas

Neil Douglas

Peter Wittkuhn

Peter Wittkuhn

Craig Slarke

Craig Slarke

David Nicholson

David Nicholson

Peter Gillett

Peter Gillett

Tim Beckett

Tim Beckett

Consultant

Elisabeth Stevenson

Elisabeth Stevenson

Senior Associates

Trudi Firth

Trudi Firth

Adam Watts

Adam Watts

Associates

Leah Christie

Leah Christie

Jennifer Long

Jennifer Long

Solicitor

Scott Wade

Scott Wade

Law Graduates

Wayde Newton

Wayde Newton

Nathan Sloan

Nathan Sloan

Sriram Srikrishnan

Sriram Srikrishnan

Practice Manager

Fran Hogan

Fran Hogan