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Natalie
Blok

Natalie has been a lawyer for over 15 years, and a barrister for 8. Natalie has a background in administrative and employment law, focusing more recently on planning and environment law.

Natalie's practice involves both advice and appearance work.  She regularly advises and appears for government agencies (including water authorities and local councils) and private parties in planning appeals, regulatory & penalty proceedings, inquiries & inquests and merits & judicial review proceedings.  Her practice involves frequent appearance work in courts and tribunals, including VCAT, the Supreme Court, the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the AAT, Boards and Panels.  Before becoming a lawyer, Natalie worked in the disability sector.

Natalie is hard working, systematic and thorough with a personable approach.  She is known for attending to both detail and broader strategy. Natalie has an excellent understanding of government systems and administrative processes and is adept at making them easily understandable.  She is passionate about the law, and the environment (both natural and urban) and brings strong research, writing and problem-solving skills to her work.  Natalie is compassionate and sensitive to peoples’ needs.

In 2018, Natalie completed a Masters of Public and International Law at the University of Melbourne and is currently undertaking post graduate studies in Planning and Environment at RMIT.  Natalie is also a reporter for the Victorian Reports. 

Natalie regularly works with Senior Counsel, most recently with Daniel Star QC, Dominique Hogan-Doran SC, Kristen Walker QC (Solicitor-General), Malcolm Harding SC and Christopher Canavan QC.  She has also worked with Richard Niall QC (now of the Court of Appeal), Melinda Richards SC & Steve Moore QC (both now of the Supreme Court), Susan Brennan SC, Paul O’Grady QC, Guy Gilbert SC, Sarah Porritt and Emrys Nekvapil.

Natalie welcomes electronic briefs and direct access briefs.

Click here for her CV and further information about the cases she has been involved in.

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    Contact

    PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 7666
    Email [email protected]
    FAX +61 3 9225 8450

    Castan Chambers
    460 Lonsdale Street
    Melbourne 3000

    Practice Areas

    Appellate
    Civil Appeals
    Merit Appeals
    Building Law & Construction Law
    Residential Building Disputes
    Commercial Law
    Building Law & Construction Law
    Environmental Law & Planning Law
    Planning Offences
    Water
    Merit Appeals
    Government
    Local Government
    Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
    Unfair Dismissal
    Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
    Restraint of Trade
    Discrimination
    Employment Contracts
    Industrial Disputes
    Industrial Tribunals
    Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
    Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
    Royal Commissions
    Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
    Military Tribunals
    Disciplinary Tribunals
    Domestic Building Tribunal
    Fair Work Commission
    Coronial Inquests
    Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
    WorkSafe / Comcare
    Public Law & Administrative Law
    Migration Law
    Veterans' Entitlements
    Merits Review
    Liquor Licensing
    Judicial Review
    Information Privacy
    Immigration
    Human Rights Law
    Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
    Disciplinary Proceedings
    Compliance & Investigations

    ADMISSIONS

    Admitted to the Legal Profession:
    15 Feb 2005
    Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
    16 May 2013

    Qualifications

    BA/LLB (Melb) LLM (Melb)

    Committee Memberships

    Women Barristers' Association