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Lucinda Morphett

Expertise

Lucinda acts for clients in relation to a diverse range of environmental and planning law matters. She has acted for private owners, universities, planning consultants, builders, certifiers, insurers and others.

Lucinda specialises in all classes of litigation, primarily in the Land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court.

Experience

Lucinda’s recent experience includes:

  • acting on behalf of a private owner in LEC class 4 proceedings challenging a modification application
  • acting on multiple development control order appeals in the LEC for private owners
  • drafting a due diligence development agreement between a large private land owner and a major developer
  • reaching a section 34 agreement in a class 1 LEC appeal for a community centre development, which included significant biodiversity issues
  • acting for a mid-tier developer in Sydney, in relation to the negotiation of a crane swing and rock anchor deed
  • acting in strata renewal matters
  • drafting a planning agreement for a large quarry owner
  • drafting and negotiating multiple planning agreements, environmental offset agreements, contaminated land agreements and development deeds
  • conducting legal audits and due diligence in relation to environment and planning matters
  • acting on behalf of an insurer in multiple class 5 proceedings defending environmental prosecutions by the EPA
  • acting for a university relating to the redevelopment and subdivision of a campus. This included advice and assistance in obtaining EPBC Act approvals, drafting environmental offset agreements and negotiations with Councils and the Crown
  • acting for a developer in relation to section 88K proceedings 
  • acting for a hotel owner in class 3 proceedings in relation to the resumption of a leasehold right of way.

Membership

Law Society of NSW
Environment and Planning Law Association NSW