Catherine Morton
Catherine Morton
Catherine Morton Special Counsel

Catherine Morton

Special Counsel

About Catherine

Catherine is qualified as both solicitor and architect and has had a range of experience in both professions. She has been employed as a planning law solicitor since 2005 and provides clients with an in-depth perspective on the nexus between planning law and architectural design.
What she does
Catherine's combination of skills in law and architecture enables her to provide practical advice from a range of viewpoints and her experience helps her to manage clients' expectations and deliver timely and effective results.

Catherine provides regular advice to both council and private clients on various aspects of planning law.  
Who she works with
Catherine's clients include local councils, property developers and private clients.  
Work done recently
Catherine has a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Laws degree. She also has a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Life before Sparkes
Before joining Sparke Helmore in 2008, Catherine worked at the Department of Planning where she gained an excellent grounding in planning law. In that role, Catherine provided in-house legal advice on the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) and Regulation, the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW), Fisheries Management Act 1994 (NSW) and the Heritage Act 1977 (NSW). She was involved in litigation in the Land and Environment Court on behalf of the Minister for Planning. She also worked at HWL Ebsworth in Sydney.  
Life outside of Sparkes
Catherine is a working mum but tries to balance all those responsibilities with her other interests, which include running half marathons, yoga, painting and architecture.
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Catherine Morton
t: +61 2 9373 1447
m: +61 420 279 858
o: Sydney
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