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Latest Case

Advising on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  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. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

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Strong signals: Maddocks advises on television broadcast services outsourcing October 10, 2018

Wednesday 10 October 2018 Maddocks has advised NPC Media on its deal to provide playout services for Southern Cross Austereo’s 105 television broadcast signals through NPC Media’s new playout centre. NPC Media is a joint … Continued

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When being natural can be misleading: recent consideration of organic product claims October 15, 2018

Recent decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Federal Court of Appeal have demonstrated that it can be a fine line between branding and product claims: with a wrong step amounting to … 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.