The Team

Vanessa Bleyer

Bleyer Lawyers is led by Vanessa Bleyer.

Ms Bleyer holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (politics).  She practised for many years in well-established Victorian firms undertaking both transactional and litigation work prior to starting Bleyer Lawyers in 2007.  She developed an interest in commercial and intellectual property law during a period from 1998 to 2001 successfully running Internet companies.  She specialises in resolving disputes, negotiating and settling commercial transactions and drafting all types of commercial contracts.

Ms Bleyer has also had a deep interest in conservation issues since the earliest years of her legal practice.  She has made a consistent effort to acquire and develop particular expertise in conservation law, including as it applies in a commercial context.  She continues to develop that combination of commercial and conservation law at a time when economic and environmental issues are of increasing interest and importance in commercial activities.  She works at every level of government, from local issues affecting municipal bodies to national issues affecting state and federal government, and further to advising international conservation bodies.

Ms Bleyer was the Chairperson of Environment Tasmania Inc .  From 2003 to 2007 she was the President of Lawyers for Forests Inc.  From 2006 to 2012 she was a board member of the Architects Registration Board of Victoria.  In 2006 and 2012, she was awarded the Law Institute of Victoria’s President’s award for providing Access to Justice for the environment.

Samuel Woolley

Samuel Woolley is the conveyancing manager at Bleyer Lawyers.  He is responsible for all conveyancing in Tasmania and Victoria.