Rising Star of the Year

Principal Partner


Simon D'Angelo

Associate Lawyer


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University of Melbourne
Monash University

Planning and environment

Bachelor of Arts (BA) (major in Italian and Criminology) Master of Laws (LLM, Juris Doctor) (graduated as dux and recipient of Chief Justice Marilyn Warren prize)

Law Institute of Victoria

Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association, Urban Development Institute of Australia, Monash University Juris Doctor mentoring program, Monash University LGBTI/queer mentoring program

My biggest achievement in 2019 was accepting the incredibly unique opportunity to join my two longstanding partners in a new venture, founding our own boutique Victorian planning and environment law firm, Marcus Lane Group where I am an Associate Lawyer. In addition to acting on complex, often sensitive and high-profile planning matters across Victoria (acting for metropolitan, regional and rural Victorian municipal councils, agencies and developers in all aspects of planning and environment law), my role affords me the unique opportunity to play a significant role in the firm’s establishment, strategic and policy setting, management and operation.

Don’t wish for it, work for it.

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