Carol Hamilton

LLB (Hons), GDLP
Lawyer
Government, Building & Construction, Commercial Dispute Resolution

Commencement Date:
2015
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Edith Cowan University (2015), Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (2015)
Admission Details:
Supreme Court of Western Australia (2015), High Court of Australia (2018)
Areas of Expertise:
Government, Building & Construction, Commercial Dispute Resolution
Experience:

Carol regularly appears in various metropolitan Magistrates Courts, conducting regulatory prosecutions on behalf of local governments relating to planning, building, health, food, dog and parking offences.  She also conducts prosecutions relating to breaches of the Water Services Regulations 2013 and the Metropolitan Water Supply Sewerage and Drainage By-laws 1981.

Carol is involved in all stages of preparation for a prosecution, including:

  • Analysis of evidence
  • Drafting of charges
  • Preparation of statement of material facts
  • Service of prosecution notices
  • Preparation of matters for trial
  • Representation in Court in all stages

She has also appeared as counsel in the State Administrative Tribunal in relation to reviews of statutory notices issued by local governments and more recently, appeared as junior counsel in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in relation to an appeal against a successful local government prosecution.

In addition to representation in Court, Carol regularly provides advice on:

  • Water Services Act 2012
  • Water Services Regulations 2013
  • Water Agencies (Powers) Act 1984
  • Metropolitan Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Act 1909
  • Metropolitan Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage By-laws 1981
  • Planning & Development Act 2005
  • Planning & Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015
  • Building Act 2011
  • Building Regulations 2012
  • Health Act 1911
  • Food Act 2008
  • Dog Act 1976
  • Local Government Act 1995
  • Various Metropolitan Town Planning Schemes

Carol brings a fresh, practical and unique approach to client training days – using simple ideas to create lasting impressions, which are aimed at equipping officers with the skills necessary to ensure successful outcomes in prosecutions.

Memberships and Affiliations:
  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Australian Water Association
  • Women Lawyers of WA
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