Our People

Planning Team

Our planning team provides advice to developers, local councils and individuals on all aspects of town planning and local government law, including the preparation and prosecution of planning permit applications, section 173 agreements, applications for enforcement orders and prosecutions, liquor licensing, amendments to planning schemes and environmental planning law.

Our lawyers appear regularly as advocates in Panel Hearings and in both the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Supreme Court.

We also act for clients and provide advice in relation to the interpretation, enforceability and variation or removal of restrictive covenants, the creation and removal of easements, land acquisition and compensation, and appeals against valuations in rates notices and land tax notices.

Our lawyers are also experienced in advising on Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC), which is a new taxation scheme affecting many properties in developing areas of Victoria.

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Commercial and Property Team

Our property team has expertise in areas including sales and purchases of real estate, land subdivision and property development, real estate leases and licences, company mergers and acquisitions, sale and purchase of businesses, finance and securities and partnerships and trusts.

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Dispute Resolution and Litigation Team

Our litigation team’s primary areas of focus includes corporations disputes, building disputes, trade practices claims, contractual disputes, Will disputes, partnership disputes, property disputes such as encroachment claims, adverse possession claims, trespass and easement disputes, administrative law, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, and professional and personal negligence claims.

We conduct matters in both superior and lower court jurisdictions, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and other legal tribunals.

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Rely on our Experience

You can rely on our experienced teams to provide the best advice and representation regarding any of our practice areas. Contact Best Hooper today to arrange a consultation.