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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

Advising on tech company IPOs July 6, 2018

Silicon Valley-based technology company Pivotal Systems launched an initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on 2 July 2018. The IPO raised $53.5 million, placing the value of the specialist … Continued

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Flying high: Maddocks acts on sale of private pilot training school to private equity July 6, 2018

Friday 6 July 2018 Law firm Maddocks has acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. … Continued

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Choose your opinions wisely: The Fair Work Commission clarifies approach to conflicting medical reports July 16, 2018

In CSL Limited T/A CSL Behring v Papaioannou [2018] FWCFB 1005 a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) clarified that it will make an independent assessment of medical evidence when considering capacity for … 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.