I work with clients for whom I have a high regard as I believe that this forms the basis of a sound relationship that will deliver results. Furthermore, this also puts me in a position where I begin with, and maintain, my enthusiasm for achieving the best outcome for my clients because I understand and respect the importance these matters have for them.
It has always been more than the simple legal solution for me; I look to understand the outcome that my client seeks and work from that basic objective. It is important to put myself in the position of my client and view the advice that I give them through their eyes, while also looking beyond the issue presented to me by the client, so as to see the next set of issues that may affect them and their business.
My work for over 40 years has encompassed all areas of environmental and planning law, including representing clients in many landmark cases before the Land & Environment Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court.
I have been involved in large infrastructure projects including the M2 and Eastern Distributor, the establishment of major facilities for the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 acting for the Olympic Coordination Authority, the Port Kembla steelworks which is the largest factory in Australia as well as major resorts, shopping centres and master planned communities.
I joined Addisons in January 2012 after spending 24 years as a partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, where I was head of their national Environment and Planning practice.
LLB – University of Sydney
LLM – University of London
Consistently listed by Who's Who Legal as one of the world's leading practitioners in Environmental Law
“This firm offers fantastic service. The lawyers have an awareness of both the commercial and political issues so they can approach the work from various angles.”
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23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling.
On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
eSports: Gambling in the Digital Age
28 June 2018
While still in its early stages, the Australian esports industry is growing at a rapid rate, with popular and respected tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters being held in Sydney annually, to the delight of thousands of Australian fans. At this year’s Australasian Casino and Gaming Regulators’ Conference, Jamie Nettleton gave a presentation on the development of esports and the current issues (including legal issues) that surround this growing industry.
Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
03 September 2015
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.