Victoria Shute - Lawyer

Victoria’s expertise is sought after by planners, surveyors, compliance officers and managers.


A lifelong passion for design, architecture and the environment, a fondness for problem-solving and the love of a good SA wine (or three) has driven Victoria’s dedication to her specialist fields of practice.

She is now recognised as one of Australia’s leading planning and environmental lawyers. This has been recognised by her peers in the prestigious Best Lawyers Australia list and Doyle’s Guide for several years.

Victoria is known for her depth of experience, personable nature and ability to provide clear answers to difficult and technical legal questions.

In addition to her demonstrated expertise in planning, building and environmental law, Victoria also assists clients with liquor licensing, natural resources, rates sales and summary procedural matters.

Her reputation as a trusted advisor means that she is often asked to deliver workshops, briefings and seminars to council officers, assessment panels, Elected Members and professional bodies, and speak at state and national conferences for development professionals.

Victoria has taught Urban Management and Law to graduate planning and architecture university students and she is also widely published in a variety of state and national legal and business publications.

Away from work, Victoria enjoys spending time with her family, meals out and dinner parties with friends and planning vacations to interesting locations, both within and outside Australia.


  • Specialisations

    Liquor Licensing

  • Affiliations

    Planning Institute of Australia
    Urban Development Institute of Australia
    Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
    Institution of Surveyors, Australia, South Australian Division
    Surveyors Board SA

  • Something you wouldn’t know

    Victoria attends hot yoga classes and is currently trying to perfect her standing head-to-knee pose.

  • Favourite quote

    “Life is opinion.” Marcus Aurelius