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Latest Case

Advising on the sale of aged care facilities April 10, 2018

There has been a significant period of consolidation in the healthcare industry, particularly in residential aged care. The operating environment is challenging, with high levels of regulatory scrutiny and minimal recent growth in Commonwealth funding. … Continued

Latest News

In good hands: Maddocks advises on physio business acquisition April 11, 2018

Wednesday 11 April 2018 Maddocks has advised Zenitas Healthcare Limited on its acquisition of the Agewell Physiotherapy business. Agewell is a mobile physiotherapy provider servicing residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and communities in New … Continued

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The right to use plans prepared by a design consultant: the devil is in the detail April 11, 2018

When a design consultant (such as an architect or engineer) brings their plans or designs into material form, copyright will usually subsist in those documents as an artistic work. The designer owns that copyright unless … Continued

Terry Montebello Partner

Background

Terry specialises in planning law. He is an accredited expert in the areas of environment land and planning law and local government law and has been since October 1993. He has practised in the area of planning law for more than 20 years.

Terry is a recognised specialist in the industry and has been awarded the following rankings:

  • Ranked in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in the category of Planning and Environment Law from 2013 – 2018.
  • Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Planning & Environment Lawyer in 2015 and 2016.
  • Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Planning & Environment Lawyer in 2012 and 2013.

Legal Expertise

  • Land development
  • Town planning

Relevant Experience

  • Extensively advising on town planning and land development for local government and state government authorities and private clients.
  • Advising on the Local Government Act 1989, the Planning & Environment Act 1987 and a range of other environment legislation.
  • Retained by the Victorian State Government to prepare an independent report on the amendments to the Planning and Environment Act concerning restrictive covenants.
  • Preparing agreements under planning legislation.
  • Numerous appearances before VCAT, independent panel hearings and hearings of advisory committees.