Natasha Maugueret

Special Counsel

About Natasha

Natasha is a dual-qualified (Victoria / England and Wales) public and administrative law specialist. Her practice is focused on planning, environment, and land compensation and valuation issues. She has advised Ministers, State departments, authorities and agencies; as well as individuals and not for profit organisations.

Natasha has acted in significant and high-profile judicial review proceedings challenging Ministerial planning decisions and government approvals of major transport and public infrastructure projects. She also acts in complex and high-value compulsory acquisition and planning compensation claims.

Natasha regularly advises on the exercise of statutory powers, and has prepared comprehensive issues papers and strategic advice on greenhouse gas regulation and on climate change and energy legislation more generally. Prior to commencing at Maddocks, Natasha was a Partner, Public Law and Human Rights at a top tier firm in London (Legal 500 UK rankings in Administrative and Public Law).


  • Judicial review

    Acting for respondents, applicants and decision-makers in high profile judicial review matters such as approvals for the purposes of the West Gate Tunnel Project and challenges to the refusal to provide funding of the National Health Service (UK) pay deal to social enterprise organisations delivering NHS health services.

  • Victorian State Government

    Advising and acting for the State, its agencies and statutory authorities on a wide range of administrative and public law issues including planning and environment matters, good decision making, statutory construction and governance issues.

  • Land and planning compensation

    Acting for acquiring authorities in claims under the Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986 and Part 5 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

  • Major Transport Infrastructure Authority

    Designing, implementing and overseeing the legal project framework of compulsory acquisitions for projects including the Level Crossing Removal Project. Advising on state project development and land assembly litigation risk.

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