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Latest Case

Assisting the Commonwealth Government in drafting and negotiating major agreements June 23, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Department of Health on the drafting and negotiation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (the 6CPA) with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Since 1990, the Government and the Pharmacy Guild have … Continued

Latest News

Energy prices are too high: can nothing be done to bring them down? September 8, 2017

On Tuesday 5 September 2017, Maddocks hosted a presentation and panel discussion by the Grattan Institute focusing on the topical issue of energy prices – particularly, the fact that prices are rising and mechanisms that can … Continued

Latest Article

ACCC launches first B2B unfair contract terms action September 12, 2017

On 6 September 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against one of Australia’s largest privately-owned waste management companies, JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd. This case is … Continued

Adeline Lane Partner

Background

Adeline’s experience extends across the full range of work undertaken by the Planning and Environment team including the provision of advice on statutory and strategic planning processes, statutory and strategic planning issues and matters of planning enforcement, advocacy (in all arenas in which planning disputes are adjudicated), mediation (both formal and informal) and the drafting of complex planning instruments and agreements.

Legal Expertise

  • Heritage
  • Advocacy
  • Compulsory acquisition
  • Section 173 Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Planning enforcement
  • Statutory and strategic planning
  • Drafting planning instruments

Relevant Experience

  • Advising on statutory and strategic planning processes, statutory and strategic planning issues and matters of planning enforcement, advocacy (in all arenas in which planning disputes are adjudicated), mediation (both formal and informal).
  • Drafting of complex planning instruments and agreements.
  • Representing local government clients in complex and lengthy planning litigation with innumerable appearances as an advocate at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Recognition

  • Ranked in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in the category of Planning and Environment Law from 2016 – 2018.
  • Doyle’s Guide 2016, recognised as a recommended Planning & Environment Lawyer.
  • Doyle’s Guide 2015, recognised as a recommended Planning & Environment Lawyer.