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Andrew Sherman

Principal

Bachelor of Jurisprudence, Bachelor of Laws, Environment, Planning and Local Government Accredited Specialist (Law Institute of Victoria)

  • Water
  • Government
  • Property
  • Governance
  • Land Acquisition and Compensation
  • Planning and Environment
  • Contaminated Land and Groundwater
  • Easements
  • Heritage
  • Roads Law
  • Government Law

Andrew is the Chairperson of the Russell Kennedy Board. Andrew is a Law Institute Environment, Planning and Local Government Law Accredited Specialist. Andrew has particular skills in Water Law. His skills include major property and infrastructure projects with emphasis on negotiation skills and delivery of project outcomes.

Andrew was named Best Lawyers' 2014 Melbourne Water Law "Lawyer of the Year" and was recognised in 2012 - 2020 for his expertise in Water Law, in 2017 - 2020 for expertise in Planning and Environment Law and in 2020 for Land Use and Zoning Law.

Experience

  • Advising government authorities on a wide range of environment, planning and local government matters relating to planning, water, environment and property law
  • Providing advice on commercial and infrastructure agreements
  • Advising on agreements relating to trade waste, water supply and reclaimed water
  • Advising on advocacy before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Planning Panels and other forums and jurisdictions
  • Advising on Leases, licenses and related agreements for Crown Land, National and State Parks and government owned or managed land
  • Acting for government agencies and private clients in property transactions (including compulsory acquisitions)
  • Advising on EPA works approvals, licenses, negotiation and enforcement
  • Acting for industry bodies including VicWater and the Institute of Water Administration

Leadership

  • Chair and Board Member, Russell Kennedy Lawyers 
  • Named Best Lawyers' 2014 Melbourne Water Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Recognised in 2012 - 2020 for expertise in Water Law, in 2017 - 2020 for expertise in Planning and Environment Law and in 2020 for Land use and Zoning Law