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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

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Maddocks receives Employer of Choice for Equal Opportunity citation for 14th consecutive year February 21, 2018

Wednesday 21 February 2018 Maddocks has once again been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency for its initiatives in achieving gender equality. Maddocks received an Employer of Choice for Equal Opportunity citation today from … Continued

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ACCC’s 2018 enforcement priorities – what you need to know February 20, 2018

Background If 2017 was the year that the ACCC emphasised consumer and small business protection (including an effective focus on achieving higher penalties), 2018 is set to be the year of cartels and the continued … 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.