East Coast-based mid-tier firm Maddocks has added a partner, special counsel, associate and lawyer from fellow mid-tier practice Holding Redlich, thereby expanding its public law planning and environment group.
Maddocks has appointed partner Breellen Warry and her team – special counsel Blake Dyer, associate Georgia Appleby and lawyer Kate O'Mara – from Holding Redlich.
The appointments mean that Maddocks’ Sydney-based public law planning and environment team has expanded to four partners and 16 lawyers, “making it one of the largest teams of its type in Australia”, it proclaimed.
Ms Warry brings with her more than 16 years of experience in both Australia and the UK. She acts for a range of government and private sector clients, advising on all areas of planning and environment law, and lectures on these subjects at Western Sydney University School of Law.
Speaking about the appointments, Maddocks partner Michael Winram said taking the team was “significant”.
“Efficiently navigating environment and planning laws and the associated government processes remains crucial to our clients. The appointment of Breellen, Blake, Georgia and Kate adds further depth, experience and expertise for both our public and private sector clients in these important areas of law,” he said.
“Breellen brings experience in development and infrastructure projects, as well as expertise in Voluntary Planning Agreements and biodiversity matters, which will be of great value to all of our clients.”
Ms Warry and her team commenced at Maddocks this week.