Ian Ratcliff - Senior Solicitor

Areas of Expertise



Ian has a wealth of experience in public law and appears and advises across a broad range of jurisdictions.  Before joining Shaw Reynolds Lawyers Ian was the Principal Legal Officer for the Department of Local Government.  He has also held the office of General Counsel for NSW Police.

Ian has significant experience in running class 1 and class 4 judicial review matters for Councils and others in the NSW Land and Environment Court. His practice at Shaw Reynolds includes advising on a range of environmental, planning and local government and commercial contract matters, for local government, commercial and not for profit clients.

Ian also has experience advising and assisting with industrial relations and employee matters, including in relation to NSW Industrial Relations Commission matters.  Ian has solid experience with respect to advice and assistance on contract disputes and debt recovery matters, including local government debt recovery.

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