Panos Nickas, Senior Associate

  • Town planning law
  • Property development
  • Local Government
  • Planning Schemes
  • Liquor licensing

About Panos

Panos Nickas

Panos has a bachelor degree in both town planning and law, and joined the firm’s town planning practice in March 2013 as a lawyer acting for developers, councils and objectors.


He has 9 years’ experience as a town planner, having worked at the cities of Stonnington and Darebin. At the City of Darebin he worked as its Appeals Advocate, coordinating all VCAT related matters and representing Council in many of its major cases and at Planning Panels Victoria. He has also represented developers and objectors, having previously practised as a lawyer in Melbourne.





Panos’ practice involves:
  • Appearing as an advocate at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), Planning Panels Victoria and Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation with respect to a broad range of matters;
  • Appearing at VCAT mediations;
  • Providing advice regarding planning matters, including planning scheme amendments, applications for planning permits and restrictive covenants;
  • Preparing Section 173 agreements;
  • Acting as an instructing lawyer for barristers at VCAT and Supreme Court proceedings; and
  • Managing and coordinating developer teams, including barristers and expert consultants.
Panos is a member of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association (VPELA), the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Vic) and the Law Institute of Victoria.
 

Contact Panos:

Telephone(03) 9691 0221

Facsimile(03) 9670 2954

Emailpnickas@besthooper.com.au