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John was admitted as a partner in 1993, bringing to the firm expertise and experience acquired in a legal career which commenced in 1976.

He appears regularly as an advocate in the town planning jurisdiction and has extensive experience in town planning law, Local Government law, environmental planning law, property development and liquor licensing.

He is a fellow of VPELA, a former President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) and the Chair of the UDIA planning committee.

In 2016, John was again recognised as one of the leading Planning & Environment Lawyers in Melbourne by Doyle’s Guide he has subsequently been recognised in Doyle’s Guide in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and most recently 2022. He is also ranked amongst the Best Lawyers in Australia (2017-2023 eds).

John is experienced in responses to proposed acquisitions and claims for compensation. If you believe that you are affected by the Melbourne Metro Rail Project, please contact John for an initial consultation.

John has been recognised in the Best Lawyers in Australia list (2019 Edition). John has also been recognised as a Leading Lawyer in Australia by Doyle’s Guide 2021 & 2022.

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