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Dianna Grant
Dianna Grant
Dianna Grant Special Counsel
t: +61 2 4924 7627
m: +61 419 247 789
o: Newcastle

Dianna Grant

Special Counsel

About Dianna

Dianna has more than 10 years' experience advising on the increasingly complex development approval process in NSW. She assists local government clients to understand their statutory duties, powers and immunities. She also advises on related environmental legislation, particularly the Native Vegetation Act 2003, as well as criminal prosecutions and investigations.

What she does
Dianna advises local councils, property developers and consultants on the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 and other legislation that affects them. She regularly conducts litigation in all classes of the Land & Environment Court's jurisdiction.  
Who she works with
Dianna works with city and regional councils in NSW, state-owned corporations, planning consultants and property developers.
Work done recently
What her clients say
"I have worked with Dianna on several matters and have always received clear advice and options of a high standard... Dianna...will explain legal principles and matters in easily understood terms." Peter Jeuken, Manager – Development & Compliance, Lismore City Council

"I have been working with Dianna for in excess of ten years while undertaking my function as a Planning Manager at a number of Lower Hunter councils. Dianna has always provided me with prompt, well-informed legal advice and she has been instrumental in council being successful in a number of Land and Environment Court proceedings. Dianna is the consummate professional, while still being personable with a good sense of humour, which makes working with her both highly productive and fun."  Jacqui Tupper, Manager Planning, Dungog Shire Council
Dianna has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree.
Life before Sparkes
Before joining the firm more than 10 years ago, Dianna was a graduate lawyer at Minter Ellison Lawyers.
Life outside of Sparkes
Dianna enjoys playing netball and supporting the Sydney Swans, much to the despair of her many rugby league-supporting colleagues. She loves spending time with her family and going for walks with her much-loved dog, Sophie.