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4 September 2019: New Land and Environment Court judge appointed

Attorney General Mark Speakman SC announced the appointment of barrister Sandra Duggan SC as a judge of the Land and Environment Court. View the media release. Ms Duggan SC will be sworn in at 9am on 10 September 2019 in the Banco Court, Law Courts Building.

Ms Duggan is a leading barrister in planning and environmental law.  After initially practising as a solicitor from 1988, Ms Duggan was called to the Bar in 1995 and was appointed a Senior Counsel in 2010, specialising in local government, planning, environmental, mining and property law. She holds a combined Arts/Law degree from Macquarie University and is currently completing a Master of Archaeological Science degree at the Australian National University. 

Throughout her career Ms Duggan has advised and appeared for all parties to planning and environment disputes, including local government, State government, developers (corporate and individual) and community groups. 

Ms Duggan has been actively involved with legal professional bodies, including serving as President of the Environment and Planning Law Association of NSW (EPLA), Chair of the Women Barristers Forum, member of the Bar Association Practice Development Committee and managing Editor of the Environmental Law Reporter. 


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