Pikes & Verekers Lawyers are pleased to welcome new Senior Associate, Mark Cottom to the firm.
Mark comes from a leading national law firm and has worked as a specialist in local government and planning law for 15 years. His main area of focus is investigation, orders, civil enforcement...
We are pleased to announce Joshua Palmer will become a partner of the firm on 1 January 2018.
Joshua is an accredited specialist in local government and planning law and acts for Councils and individuals in all classes of the Land and Environment Court.
State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Childcare Facilities) 2017 commenced on 1 September 2017.
This SEPP effects wide ranging changes relating to permissibility and approval of educational establishments including schools and childcare centres.
We will post a...
James Fan, an associate of Pikes and Verekers Lawyers, attended and spoke at a seminar for the Association of Accredited Certifiers on the topic of final occupation certificates under Part 4A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
Up until issuing the final occupation...
The Land and Environment Court has decided that the planning principle on location of brothels in Martyn v Hornsby Shire Council should be replaced with a new planning principle contained in Yao v Liverpool City Council.
The revised planning principle is set out at paragraph 25 of the...
Peter Jackson, one of our Partners, was recent successful on behalf of Inner West Council in arguing that an appeal should be dismissed against Council’s refusal of a development application for a child care centre for 89 children including associated car parking and landscaping at 78 Alt...
The Federal Government has proposed to change the foreign resident capital gains withholding rate and threshold.
Currently, purchasers buying Australian real property where the contract price is $2 million or above must withhold 10% of the purchase price and provide this sum to the ATO, unless...
Gary Green, a Partner of Pikes and Verekers, recently acted for Robby and Sarah Ingham in successfully seeking an approval for a dwelling house on a large coastal parcel of land in Gerringong on the South Coast of NSW.
Robby and Sarah came to us with desires to build a home away from home on a...
Pikes & Verekers Lawyers has again been named as one of the leading planning law firms in Doyle's Guide to the Legal Profession.
In this edition, two of our Partners, Gary Green and Julie Walsh, are recommended as "Leading Planning Lawyers - Sydney, 2017".
Peter Jackson, one of our Partners, was recently successful on behalf of Canterbury-Bankstown Council in arguing that an appeal should be dismissed against Council’s refusal of a section 96 application to modify a development consent for a mixed use development at Hurlstone Park.