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Land and Environment Court: 2021 in review

One of our Senior Associates, Alistair Knox, recently published an article in the Law Society Journal about the many interesting developments across the various classes of jurisdiction of the Land and Environment Court this past year. You can access the article here.
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New Partner - Brian Walton

The Partners would like to announce the promotion of Brian Walton to Partnership, commencing 1 August 2020.  Brian specialises in the resolution of building, engineering and construction disputes, having acted for project developers, engineering consultants, contractors and subcontractors,...
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New Associate - Tom Ward

The firm has recently appointed a new solicitor Tom Ward, who will join the firm as an Associate commencing 29 April. Tom joins the firm’s local government team and comes from a role as an in‑house solicitor with the City of Sydney Council. Tom comes with over 10 years’...
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New Partner - Mark Cottom

The Partners would like to announce the promotion of Mark Cottom to partnership, commencing 1 July 2019.  Mark joined Pikes & Verekers from HWL Ebsworth in March of 2018 and since that time has become an invaluable member of the local government practice of the...
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New Senior Associate - Mark Cottom

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 and...
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New Partner - Joshua Palmer

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.

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Occupation Certificates

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...
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