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:
- Administrative Law
- Civil Law
- Commercial Law
- Coronial Inquests
- Human Rights Law
- Industrial Relations
- Occupational Regulation
- Pro bono
- Residential Tenancies
- Resources & Environment
Natalie Blok is a barrister with extensive experience as an advocate. Natalie practises primarily in the areas of:
- employment law
- government/public law
- merits and judicial review
Her practice involves frequent appearance work in courts and tribunals, including the Court of Appeal, the Fair Work Commission, the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the County Court, the Coroner’s Court, the Children’s Court and VCAT.
Natalie has recently taken cases in Planning and Development in VCAT.
Natalie has acted as junior counsel to Richard Niall QC, Melinda Richards SC, Kristen Walker QC, Susan Brennan SC, and Guy Gilbert.
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.
Memberships and Associations:
- Law Institute of Victoria – Government Lawyers,
- Administrative Law & Human Rights
- Victorian Women Lawyers
- Australian Labour Law Association
- Industrial Bar Association
- Women Barrister’s Association
Academic Position / Published Articles:
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. Please see Howells’ List CPD Page to download a copy.