Kirsten Clayton Senior Associate

Kirsten is a senior associate in the planning and environment team in Brisbane. She has over 10 years' experience in all aspects of commercial law, with particular experience in contracts and property law.

Kirsten's practice is focused on planning and environment. She has represented both private clients and the Queensland Government and has been involved in a variety of court cases including appeals against the refusal of development applications; conditions of environmental authorities; environmental protection authorities; clean up notices and the refusal to grant environmental authorities and stays of operation.

She has represented large developers and local councils in all aspects of planning and environment law, including the provision of complex advice for proposed and approved developments; existing and lapsed approvals; compulsory acquisitions; planning agreements; heritage matters; and development compliance.

Her experience includes commercial and intellectual property. She has negotiated many different contracts for clients including share sales and transfers; shareholder agreements; business sales and acquisitions; joint venture agreements; licensing agreements; heads of agreement; business asset sales agreements; confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements; charges and mortgages; loan agreements; and supply and distribution agreements.  In the area of intellectual property, she has represented a variety of domestic and international clients in a variety of patent, trademark, IT and other litigation.

Kirsten has worked on numerous general property matters such as the sale and acquisition of commercial and industrial properties. Her work in property and leasing has seen her draft and negotiate many commercial and industrial leases for a variety of clients and properties, including acting for landlords of several CBD office buildings, large shopping centres and industrial complexes.

Kirsten was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court in 2007, and was admitted as a barrister in Queensland in 2014.

Kirsten joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2018
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