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Dominic’s career in law began in 1990, he joined Best Hooper in 1999 and since 2001 has been a partner practising in our Planning and Environment group. He has extensive experience in the areas of town planning, liquor licensing and land development. Dominic was ranked in the “Recommended” category of the 2018 edition of Leading Planning and Environment Lawyers published by Doyles.

His practice includes the provision of advice on the Local Government Act 1989, the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.

Dominic appears regularly as an advocate in these areas before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and before independent planning panels into land rezoning and hearings of strategic planning advisory committees, in Liquor Licensing Panels and before the courts.

Dominic is a former Board member of the Victoria Planning and Environmental Law Association.

Most recently Dominic was recognised as a Leading Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide 2022 and Included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia in the practice areas of Land Use and Zoning Law and Planning and Environmental Law. Dominic has was also been recognised in the Best Lawyers in Australia list (2019 Edition). He has also been recognised as a recommended Lawyer in Australia by Doyle’s Guide 2019 & 2021.

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