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Madison Marcus is an award-winning team in Australia that’s recognised by Best Lawyers, Global Law Experts, and Finance Monthly. Our team has extensive experience in matters that involve appeals, prosecutions and enforcement of environmental planning and laws, as well as the granting of easements for services. Our expertise encompasses all aspects of resources development, including project development, licensing, contamination and more.

With a whole-project approach, our planning, environment, and government specialists find solutions at all stages of the development process, maximising the development potential of your site. We are experts in navigating the increasingly complex planning process from residential applications through to major projects across a broad range of industry sectors. We guide our clients throughout the whole process, and we make sure to give them the best solutions that would help them properly manage hearings and legal affairs. 

our team works across all jurisdictions, with the benefit of strategic and commercial advice that comes with thorough local knowledge..

Our team has also successfully acted for dispossessed landowners (individuals and businesses) in relation to the compulsory acquisition of land for the purposes of government projects, including challenging the amount of compensation to be paid in some cases.

No matter what type of issues you have, our goal is to help you achieve successful outcomes and to empower you in realising your ambitions.

Why Choose Madison Marcus

For matters involving planning, environment and government, you can entrust your legal affairs to Madison Marcus. We are a national, multi-disciplined law and advisory firm that is committed to providing premium legal and business services. We have been recognised by several legal and business communities for our expert work so you can be sure that you are in safe hands while working with us.

Some of our awards include:

  • Australian Property Law Firm of the Year – Global Law Experts
  • Property Law Expert in Australia – Global Law Experts
  • Australian Real Property Team of the Year – Finance Monthly
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers
  • Finalists in the 2018 and 2019 lawyer and law firm awards

Aside from  planning, environment and government matters, we also offer extensive legal assistance in the following fields:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Real Estate and Development
  • Strata and Community Living
  • Global Mobility and Immigration
  • Petroleum
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Family Law and Estate Planning

At Madison Marcus, we make sure that we deliver outstanding results within a reasonable timeframe. We provide the right skills and expertise required to achieve your vision and desired outcome. Knowledge sharing, innovation and collaboration are part of our culture. 

For all enquiries in relation to planning, environment or government matters or for a free 15-minute consultation, please contact our expert team today via the form on this page.


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Sophie Hale

Our Senior Associate, Sophie Hale, is a integral part of our planning and environment department. She has experience in acquiring development approvals in NSW, often through Land and Environment Court proceedings. She has also handled negotiating re-zoning, LEP amendments and the preparation of Voluntary Planning Agreements. She has acted for property developers and landowners regarding their legal problems with planning and compulsory acquisition. She also has experience working for Councils regarding development approvals.


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