Property & Planning Law

Gadens gains Environment and Planning specialist

National firm Gadens has appointed Meg Lee as a Planning and Environment Partner in their Melbourne-based Property, Construction and Planning Team. Joining the firm from Allens, Meg contributes a wealth of planning and environment expertise to one of the largest, most recognised property and construction law team's in the market.

Meg's appointment follows the recent announcement that Sabine Phillips has joined Gadens as the new head of their Health and Aged Care Team in Melbourne.

Grant Scott-Hayward, Gadens Melbourne CEO said:
"Meg's arrival brings to the firm not just her extensive planning law experience, but the valuable addition of her breadth and depth of environmental law expertise. Over the years our Property Team has worked on some of the largest transactions in the Australian property market, and this is an exciting enhancement of our service offering for clients. Meg will be a valuable addition to our firm and her appointment to lead our Melbourne Planning & Environment Team also directly supports our strategy to further build this area of specialisation".

Commenting on the decision to make the move, Meg said:
"Gadens' Property Team is now able to offer a full range of planning and environmental legal services to a vast variety of clients including developers, institutional, retail, industry and government clients. Joining Gadens means the firm can expand its offering to clients and provide them with the reassurance of best environmental and planning outcomes".

Meg is a specialist in planning and environment law with extensive experience advising clients in the industrial, retail, manufacturing, renewable energy and development sectors. Her expertise encompasses environmental and planning advice in relation to risks, liabilities and statutory regulation for major infrastructure and property developments and redevelopments, commercial transactions, land use, environmental risk, the management of contaminated land and environmental prosecutions. A large part of Meg's practice includes assisting clients to obtain state and federal project approvals, representing clients at VCAT, Planning Panels Victoria and Advisory Committees appointed by the Planning Minister.

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Russell Fox

Head of Business Development and Marketing

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