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Jim Griffiths

Partner

Newcastle

+61 2 4911 5469 +61 498 016 375

Jim is a skilled and experienced lawyer specialising in helping his public and private sector clients navigate their planning, property and environmental legal issues, and resolving disputes when they arise.

EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

Jim offers a breadth of expertise in property, planning and environmental law.

He advises and represents NSW local councils, state government authorities (including local development corporations) and community groups on property, heritage, development, and planning and environmental matters.

He also offers a highly-specialised knowledge of strata and community title development.

Prior to joining Moray & Agnew as a partner in 2015, Jim practised in the commercial, planning and property departments in leading Sydney and London law firms.

Jim is admitted to practice in NSW and the High Court of Australia. 

Jim is known for working closely with his clients to navigate contentious and non-contentious legal matters relating to the development, ownership and use of land.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Recently, Jim successfully represented Muswellbrook Shire Council in the important rating case of Mangoola Coal Operations Pty Ltd v Muswellbrook Shire Council [2020] NSWLEC 66.

RECOGNITION

Publication and Papers

Jim has been published in LexisNexis’ Local Government Reporter and Banking & Finance Law Bulletin. 

Awards and Accolades

The 2020 edition of renowned legal directory The Legal 500 notes our Property team as having ‘considerable expertise and knowledge in property / leasing issues and are responsive especially when there are strict time frames’ and ‘The team is extremely knowledgeable, efficient and good value’.

Expertise

Qualifications

  • Master of Laws (Environmental Law), 1999, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Laws, 1986, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics), 1984, University of New South Wales
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 1987, College of Law

Memberships

  • Business Hunter
  • Environmental Planning Law Association
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Property Council of Australia
  • Urban Development Institute of Australia