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Nicholas Loos

Judge’s Associate, Articled Clerk, Solicitor & Senior Associate: 2003 - 2010

Call to the Bar: 2010

Contact details

Telephone: 07 3221 0866
Facsimilie: 07 3236 2311
Mobile: 0413 771 745
Email: loos@qldbar.asn.au

Areas of practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial
  • Compulsory Acquisition
  • Local Government
  • Mining, Energy & Resources
  • Native Title
  • Planning & Environment
  • Property

Biography

Nicholas appears in a range of property, planning, local government, water, heritage, valuation and mining cases. 

In the last year, Nicholas has appeared in cases concerning:

  • Development approvals for significant sites in Brisbane, North Queensland and Far North Queensland;
  • The valuation of key CBD parcels of land;
  • The development and maintenance of mining infrastructure;
  • The determination of financial assurance for mine sites;
  • State and local heritage;
  • Determination of complex infrastructure charging arrangements; and
  • Enforcement/ prosecution actions involving allegations of serious environmental harm.

Nicholas also has a broad ranging advisory practice and is experienced in representing clients in alternative dispute resolution.

Ranking in Doyle’s Guide, Leading Planning & Environment Barristers – Queensland

2014      Recommended
2015      Recommended
2016      Leading
2017      Recommended

Select Cases

Queensland Court of Appeal

Chong v Logan City Council (2016) 212 LGERA 399

Chief Executive Administering the Environmental Protection Act 1994 v Linc Energy Ltd [2016] 2 Qd R 66

Peet Flagstone City Pty Ltd & Anor v Logan City Council [2014] QCA 210

Queensland Heritage Council v The Corporation of the Sisters of Mercy of the Diocese of Townsville [2014] QCA 165

AAD Pty Ltd v Brisbane City Council [2013] 1 Qd R 1

Planning & Environment Court of Queensland

Bell v Brisbane City Council [2017] QPEC 26

Body Corporate for Mayfair Residences v Brisbane City Council & Anor [2017] QPEC 22

The Corporation of the Sisters of Mercy of the Diocese of Townsville v Queensland Heritage Council (No 2) [2017] QPEC 14

Gympie Regional Council v Pye [2016] QPEC 65

Quintenon Pty Ltd v Brisbane City Council [2016] QPEC 64

University of Queensland v Brisbane City Council (2016) QPELR 654

Chong v Logan City Council [2015] QPELR 484

Golder v Maranoa Regional Council [2015] QPELR 292

Westrex Services Pty Ltd v Maranoa Regional Council & Anor [2014] QPELR 571

Harris v Scenic Rim Regional Council [2014] QPELR 324

Boral Resources (Qld) Pty Ltd v Bundaberg Regional Council [2014] QPELR 177

Cox & Ors v Brisbane City Council [2013] QPEC 78 (Costs)

Peet Flagstone City Pty Ltd & Anor v Logan City Council [2013] QPEC 61

Cox & Ors v Brisbane City Council [2013] QPELR 874

Logan City Council v Poh [2013] QPELR 351

Canungra Commercial Pty Ltd v Scenic Rim Regional Council [2013] QPELR 317

McDonalds Ltd v Logan City Council [2013] QPELR 170

Maridahdi Early Childhood Community v Toowoomba Regional Council [2012] QPELR 609

Sunshine Coast Regional Council v Recora Pty Ltd (2012) 191 LGERA 1

Bird v Logan City Council [2012] QPELR 502

Barnes & Anor v Southern Downs Regional Council (No 2) [2012] QPELR 96

AAD Pty Ltd v Brisbane City Council [2011] QPELR 626

Auspacific Engineers Pty Ltd v Scenic Rim Regional Council [2011] QPELR 161

Land Court of Queensland

Brisbane Square Pty Ltd v Valuer-General [2016] QLC 69

Hancock Coal Pty Ltd v Kelly & Ors (No. 3) [2013] QLC 59

Hancock Coal Pty Ltd v Kelly & Ors (No. 2) [2013] QLC 58

Vanbrogue Pty Ltd v Department of Environment and Resource Management (No. 3) [2013] QLC 52

Gregcarbil Pty Ltd v Backus & Ors (No. 3) [2013] QLC 50 (Costs)

Gregcarbil Pty Ltd v Backus & Ors (No. 2) [2013] QLC 46

Vanbrogue Pty Ltd v Department of Environment and Resource Management (No. 2) [2013] QLC 8

Donovan v Struber & Ors (No. 2) [2012] QLC 14