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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

Maddocks advises Atomos Limited on key UK acquisition October 28, 2019

Monday 28 October 2019 Maddocks has advised ASX-listed global video technology company Atomos Limited on its acquisition of UK-based Timecode Systems. Atomos will purchase 100% of Timecode Systems, which develops unique and patented IP for … Continued

Latest Article

Has the ATO come knocking about your SMSF’s Investment Strategy? November 8, 2019

In August 2019, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) began contacting Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) trustees and their auditors where ATO records indicated that more than 90% of an SMSF’s funds were held in one asset … Continued

Terry Montebello Partner

Background

Terry specialises in planning law and has more than 30 years’ experience. He is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited expert in Town Planning, Local Government and Environment Law law and has been since October 1993.

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 Pre-eminent Planning & Environment Lawyer in 2019.
  • Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Planning & Environment Lawyer from 2015 to 2018.
  • 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 & Environment Act 1987 concerning restrictive covenants.
  • Preparing agreements under planning legislation.
  • Numerous appearances before VCAT, independent panel hearings and hearings of advisory committees.