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Philip Martin

Senior member


Monday 8th April | Panel Discussion


The protocols and requirements form the perspective of the Court or Tribunal 


Philip Martin is a lawyer/planner with 30 years of industry experience.  He is a full time Senior Member at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (VCAT), mainly practising for many years in the Planning and Environment List.  Prior to VCAT, Philip was a partner at a national law firm and he has done various guest lecturing, publishing and tutoring in planning law.  Philip’s own arboriculture situation is a mixed bag, as he primarily lives in a Melbourne inner city suburb in a villa unit, but also spends time on a Gippsland farm.


Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will explore the role of different individuals during legal proceedings regarding trees.

We will discuss:

·  the protocols and requirements from the perspective of the Court or tribunal  (Philip Martin, Member VCAT)

·  legal representation of individuals (John Rantino - Maddocks)

·  and the tasks and requirements expected of an expert witness (Cameron Ryder, Ryder Consulting) to fulfil legal obligations.

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