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Virginia Briggs

Virginia Briggs



  • Government
  • Financial Services
  • Construction Property Development
  • Contract and Commercial

WSG Practice Industries



Virginia Briggs is the leader of MinterEllison's Infrastructure, Construction and Property Group. She is a leading practitioner in the Sydney property, development and infrastructure markets acting for both private and government clients. Virginia deals in complex large-scale real estate transactions spanning the development, sale, purchase and leasing of commercial, industrial, residential and retail developments and infrastructure assets. She acts for vendors, purchasers, landlords and tenants including such leading clients as UrbanGrowth NSW, AMP Capital Capital, Brookfield, Dexus, GPT, Property NSW, NSW Treasury, NSW Land and Housing Corporation and Place Management NSW.

Virginia's expertise is recognised in several peer directories including a band 1 ranking in Chambers Asia Pacific. Clients praise her skills as a negotiator and her 'focus on solutions in difficult circumstances' (Chambers 2017) and her ability to not only take a strategic approach but get involved in the day-to-day running of a matter - "she watches the quality of the work and takes a hands-on role" (Chambers 2016). She has also been recognised by Doyles Guide as 'Preeminent' and is listed in Best Lawyers. Virginia was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards.

Virginia is passionately involved in the Property Council of Australia (PCA) including as a member of the PCA's National Board. Virginia is also a member of the MinterEllison Partnership Board and its Innovation Council and is also a Board member of the Committee for Sydney.


Areas of Practice

Construction Property Development | Contract and Commercial | Financial Services | Government | Infrastructure and Development | Leasing | Major Projects and Development | Ports | Property and Leasing | Property Transactions | Real Estate | REITs and Infrastructure Funds | Transport, Road, Rail and Ports

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Member, MinterEllison Partnership Board
  • Chair of the Industrial Committee of the Property Council of Australia, NSW Division
  • Member of the Property Council of Australia's NSW Division Council

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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