MBM Legal + Conveyancing

Areas of Law We Can Help You With

 

Property development, planning, environment and local government

 

Advice and interpretation of legislation and planning instrument

Such as:

  • Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
  • Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
  • Local Government Act 1993
  • Local Environmental Plan
  • State Environmental Planning Policies

 

 

Assistance with applications for consent and other statutory approvals

Including:

  • Development consent
  • Integrated approvals

 

Negotiation with local and state government bodies

Including :

  • Local councils and other consent authorities
  • Department of Planning and Environment
  • Environment Protection Authority
  • Roads and Maritime Services

     

    Representation in the Land and Environment Court and other courts

    Including : 

    • “Merits” appeals
      • From the refusal or deemed refusal of a development application
      • From a development control order or other statutory order or direction
      • Liaise with relevant expert witnesses
    • Civil enforcement proceedings

      • Seek injunctions to restrain unlawful activity and other orders

      • Defend applications for injunctions

    • Prosecutions
      • Defend prosecutions for alleged offences under planning and environmental legislation
      • Prepare evidence and plea as to sentence where a guilty finding or plea
    • Judicial review proceedings

      • Challenge or defend the validity of a consent

      • Seek review of other administrative decision or determination

    • Compulsory acquisition compensation appeals

      • Appeal inadequate offers of compensation

      • Liaise with expert valuers

     

    Property transactions (residential, retail, commercial, rural, industrial)

    • Sales
    • Purchases
    • Leases and licenses
    • Mortgages and other securities
    • Easement and covenants
    • Options

     

    Commercial transactions

    • Buying and selling a business
    • Joint ventures
    • Shareholder agreements
    • Contracts

     

    Commercial disputes

    • Direct negotiations
    • Alternative dispute resolution (meditation; expert determination)
    • Litigation in all courts and tribunals.

     

    Negotiation with local and state government bodies

    Including :

    • Local councils and other consent authorities
    • Department of Planning and Environment
    • Environment Protection Authority
    • Roads and Maritime Services

    Representation in the Land and Environment Court and other courts

    Including : 

    • “Merits” appeals
      • From the refusal or deemed refusal of a development application
      • From a development control order or other statutory order or direction
      • Liaise with relevant expert witnesses
    • Civil enforcement proceedings
      • Seek injunctions to restrain unlawful activity and other orders
      • Defend applications for injunctions
    • Prosecutions
      • Defend prosecutions for alleged offences under planning and environmental legislation
      • Prepare evidence and plea as to sentence where a guilty finding or plea
    • Judicial review proceedings
      • Challenge or defend the validity of a consent
      • Seek review of other administrative decision or determination
    • Compulsory acquisition compensation appeals
      • Appeal inadequate offers of compensation
      • Liaise with expert valuers

     

    Property transactions (residential, retail, commercial, rural, industrial)

    • Sales
    • Purchases
    • Leases and licenses
    • Mortgages and other securities
    • Easement and covenants
    • Options

     

    Commercial transactions

    • Buying and selling a business
    • Joint ventures
    • Shareholder agreements
    • Contracts

     

    Commercial disputes

    • Direct negotiations
    • Alternative dispute resolution (meditation; expert determination)
    • Litigation in all courts and tribunals.