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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship launches May 1, 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019 The 2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship is now open for expressions of interest. The scholarship – named after Australia’s first barrister of Chinese background – is open to final year law students, law … Continued

Latest Article

New laws for short-stay accommodation May 20, 2019

The short-stay accommodation changes to the Owners Corporations Act 2006 (Vic) (the Act) are now in force as of 1 February 2019, with Victoria following New South Wales’ lead to attempt to regulate use of … 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.