Peter Gillett


Peter has been with McLeods since graduating in 2002 and became a partner of the Firm in 2012.

Peter has particular expertise in local government law enforcement. He has carried out numerous prosecutions for local governments under the Planning and Development Act 2005, Health Act 1911, Local Government Act 1995, Building Act 2011 and other relevant local government legislation.

Peter has appeared as Counsel in a range of jurisdictions including the Magistrates Court, District Court, State Administrative Tribunal, Liquor Licensing Court and the civil and appellate jurisdictions of the Supreme Court. Many of the recent Supreme Court appeals against sentences conducted by Peter on behalf of local government have become the leading cases in relation to sentencing for local government offences in Western Australia.

Peter frequently prepares papers and presents seminars to local government in relation to the enforcement of local government legislation and the processes necessary to make local government law enforcement more efficient and effective.


  • Conducting prosecution proceedings for local government in relation to planning, building, health and other local government offences.
  • Appearing as Counsel in the civil and appellate jurisdictions of the Supreme Court.
  • Appearing as Counsel in the State Administrative Tribunal in relation to local government enforcement matters.
  • Providing comprehensive advice to local governments on the most efficient and effective methods to solve compliance issues.


Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) – Murdoch University
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)(Hons) – Murdoch University
Admission as Barrister and Solicitor (WA, 2004)