B. A., LL. B.
15 February 2005
Signed Bar Roll:
16 May 2013
Level 11, Room 08
460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Admitted to Practice:
Areas of Practice:
- Human Rights and Discrimination
- Industrial Relations
- Occupational Regulation
- Residential Tenancies
- Resources and Environment
Natalie Blok practises in administrative law, planning and environment law and employment law.
Natalie appears and advises regularly in:
- planning disputes, acting for proponents, local government and objectors;
- disciplinary matters before the Victorian Building Practitioner’s Board;
- judicial review proceedings in the Federal Court and Full Federal Court;
- coronial inquests; and
- regulatory matters, unfair dismissals, general protection cases, underpayment claims and discrimination.
Natalie has acted as junior counsel to Richard Niall QC, Melinda Richards SC, Susan Brennan SC Kristen Walker QC, Paul O’Grady QC and Guy Gilbert SC.
- Natalie was a Principal Solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office before joining the Bar. While there, she completed secondments at the Department of Education, the Attorney General’s Department and the Department of Primary Industries. Natalie was an associate to the Hon Justice Gray of the Federal Court (now retired).
- Principal Solicitor with the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office. During the 9 years with that office, Natalie conducted litigation in all Victorian Courts, the Federal Court, the High Court and the VCAT and advised the Government on a range of matters including administrative and constitutional law, disciplinary matters, human rights and schools law.
- Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association
- Industrial Bar Association
- Women Barrister’s Association (committee member)
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Victorian Women Lawyers
- Australian Labour Law Association
- Administrative Law & Human Rights
Academic Position /
Natalie tutors from time to time at La Trobe University Law School (administrative law/statutory interpretation).
Natalie is currently completing a Masters of Public and International Law and of Employment and Labour Relations Law Masters at the University of Melbourne.
Natalie recently published a paper discussing the Full Federal Court decision in Vata-Meyer v Commonwealth  FCAFC 139 and, together with Nicholas Green QC, presented a paper about facts and evidence in administrative law.
Pro bono practice