Marita specialises in environmental, planning and land acquisition matters acting for private clients and government agencies. Marita has particular expertise in litigation involving contaminated land and losses related to environmental damage, having appeared in a number of significant and long running environmental cases and panel processes.
Marita appears regularly in VCAT, the Supreme Court and Planning Panels Victoria in matters relating to town planning, environmental issues and land acquisition. In 2015 and 2016 Chambers and Partners Global and Asia Pacific ranked Marita as one of Australia’s leading junior barristers. She was recommended as being an “outstanding barrister: her written and oral advocacy is excellent and she is a delight to work with." [ref Chambers Asia Pacific 2016]
Inquiries and Assessment Committees
Planning and Administrative law
Marita commenced her career in 1996 as an Associate in the Federal Court of Australia.
Immediately before joining the Bar, Marita was a Senior Associate with Maddocks in their Public Law department, practising predominantly in the areas of planning, environment and local government law.
Director Victorian Women’s Housing Association Inc 2004 – December 2008
Director Brunswick Coburg Legal and Financial Counselling Centre Inc 2002 – 2007
Director Environment Victoria Inc 1999 – 2003
Member Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association (current)