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Pauline Adraskelas
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My experience lies in providing commercial advice to developers, statutory authorities and government in the fields of planning and environmental law. That advice relates to transactions and, where necessary, litigation.

 

Clients work with me because I am passionate about helping them to realise their objectives, or solve their problems as the case may be, by providing advice that is strategic, timely and effective. To achieve the best legal outcomes I work closely with clients and their consultants to understand the different imperatives of each matter and I always aim to achieve my personal objectives to provide focussed advice efficiently and to add value.

 

Qualifications

B.Bus. LLB (Hons) – University of Technology, Sydney

 

Latest News
The Coca-Cola Co. snaps up Australia's MOJO Kombucha
01 November 2018
Addisons has advised The Coca-Cola Company on its August 2018 acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Organic & Raw Trading Company, an innovative start up based in Adelaide that owns the MOJO brand of kombucha.
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Latest Knowledge
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
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The NSW Container Deposit Scheme – 'Return and Earn'
12 November 2018
In an earlier Focus Paper, we outlined the regimes for the regulation of waste in Australia and referred to the Australian Packaging Covenant. In this paper, we provide insight into the recently introduced NSW-based container deposit scheme.
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Laughing all the way - the ACCC releases its 2018 annual report
12 November 2018
Heading into the Christmas period is always a festive time at the ACCC. Admittedly service-provider drinks are limited due to the ACCC’s gifts & gratuities policy, Christmas lunch is pay-your-own-way as the Government require it, but the one event ACCC staff always look forward to is the release of its annual report. Combined with its friends at the Australian Energy Markets Regulator, on 18 October 2018, the ACCC released the document detailing its activities over the past year.
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My experience includes:

 

  • Advising developers, statutory authorities and government in relation to approvals required at the Commonwealth, State and Local Government level for projects ranging from infrastructure works, subdivisions, rezoning proposals, residential, commercial and industrial development as well as liquor and entertainment uses
  • Conducting litigation, primarily in the Land and Environment Court of NSW but also the Court of Appeal and High Court of Australia, with respect to merit appeals against Council decisions, judicial review proceedings, civil enforcement, criminal prosecutions, valuation objections and the compulsory acquisition of land
  • Undertaking due diligence investigations on behalf of financiers and developers with respect to residential, commercial, retail, industrial and mining assets
  • Advising on issues concerning contaminated land, pollution incidents and environmental compliance issues
     
 

Qualifications

B.Bus. LLB (Hons) – University of Technology, Sydney

 

Latest News
The Coca-Cola Co. snaps up Australia's MOJO Kombucha
01 November 2018
Addisons has advised The Coca-Cola Company on its August 2018 acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Organic & Raw Trading Company, an innovative start up based in Adelaide that owns the MOJO brand of kombucha.
MORE INFORMATION
Latest Knowledge
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
MORE INFORMATION
The NSW Container Deposit Scheme – 'Return and Earn'
12 November 2018
In an earlier Focus Paper, we outlined the regimes for the regulation of waste in Australia and referred to the Australian Packaging Covenant. In this paper, we provide insight into the recently introduced NSW-based container deposit scheme.
MORE INFORMATION
Laughing all the way - the ACCC releases its 2018 annual report
12 November 2018
Heading into the Christmas period is always a festive time at the ACCC. Admittedly service-provider drinks are limited due to the ACCC’s gifts & gratuities policy, Christmas lunch is pay-your-own-way as the Government require it, but the one event ACCC staff always look forward to is the release of its annual report. Combined with its friends at the Australian Energy Markets Regulator, on 18 October 2018, the ACCC released the document detailing its activities over the past year.
MORE INFORMATION
Sydney Water Corporation
I was a member of the litigation team representing Sydney Water Corporation in the successful resolution of a number of multi-million claims for compensation arising from the compulsory acquisition of easements to facilitate the Sydney desalination project.
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City of Sydney
Formerly, I was a member of the litigation team representing the City of Sydney in application by Westfield for a declaration and consequential orders requiring Perpetual to comply with the Council’s consent conditions. This matter encompassed successful appeals to the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia.
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Merivale
I was the instructing solicitor representing Merivale in respect of successful appeals against decisions of the City of Sydney regarding the extended trading hours of The Establishment and Ivy.
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Councils
I have provided advice to and represented Pittwater Council, Willoughby City Council and the City of Sydney in the Land and Environment Court on numerous merit appeals raising issues with respect to town planning, urban design, heritage, traffic, engineering, threatened species and social impact. The developments involved have included residential, commercial, retail and entertainment uses. In addition, I have provided advice and conducted litigation in respect of interpretation of consent conditions, challenges to development consents and prosecution for unauthorised development.
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Corporate Advice
I have provided advice to corporations such as Chevron, International Power, Origin Energy and Telstra Corporation Ltd in respect of planning and environment approvals.
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Charter Hall
Representing this client in a successful appeal against the refusal of consent by Randwick Council of a multi-million dollar residential development in Little Bay encompassing 450 dwellings)
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Qualifications

B.Bus. LLB (Hons) – University of Technology, Sydney

 

Latest News
The Coca-Cola Co. snaps up Australia's MOJO Kombucha
01 November 2018
Addisons has advised The Coca-Cola Company on its August 2018 acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Organic & Raw Trading Company, an innovative start up based in Adelaide that owns the MOJO brand of kombucha.
MORE INFORMATION
Latest Knowledge
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
MORE INFORMATION
The NSW Container Deposit Scheme – 'Return and Earn'
12 November 2018
In an earlier Focus Paper, we outlined the regimes for the regulation of waste in Australia and referred to the Australian Packaging Covenant. In this paper, we provide insight into the recently introduced NSW-based container deposit scheme.
MORE INFORMATION
Laughing all the way - the ACCC releases its 2018 annual report
12 November 2018
Heading into the Christmas period is always a festive time at the ACCC. Admittedly service-provider drinks are limited due to the ACCC’s gifts & gratuities policy, Christmas lunch is pay-your-own-way as the Government require it, but the one event ACCC staff always look forward to is the release of its annual report. Combined with its friends at the Australian Energy Markets Regulator, on 18 October 2018, the ACCC released the document detailing its activities over the past year.
MORE INFORMATION
Substantial increase to penalties for environmental offences, introduction of new offences and greater enforcement powers for Councils
10/11/2014
The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2014 (“Bill”) was introduced in Parliament on 22 October 2014 and proposes the following significant changes to the planning legislation for NSW.
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Short Term Rental – When is the Law Broken?
6/8/2014
It is very likely that in many instances individuals are offering their properties for rent through websites such as airbnb and stayz without knowing whether or not they are breaking the law.
View Full Focus Paper
 

Qualifications

B.Bus. LLB (Hons) – University of Technology, Sydney

 

Latest News
The Coca-Cola Co. snaps up Australia's MOJO Kombucha
01 November 2018
Addisons has advised The Coca-Cola Company on its August 2018 acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Organic & Raw Trading Company, an innovative start up based in Adelaide that owns the MOJO brand of kombucha.
MORE INFORMATION
Latest Knowledge
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
MORE INFORMATION
The NSW Container Deposit Scheme – 'Return and Earn'
12 November 2018
In an earlier Focus Paper, we outlined the regimes for the regulation of waste in Australia and referred to the Australian Packaging Covenant. In this paper, we provide insight into the recently introduced NSW-based container deposit scheme.
MORE INFORMATION
Laughing all the way - the ACCC releases its 2018 annual report
12 November 2018
Heading into the Christmas period is always a festive time at the ACCC. Admittedly service-provider drinks are limited due to the ACCC’s gifts & gratuities policy, Christmas lunch is pay-your-own-way as the Government require it, but the one event ACCC staff always look forward to is the release of its annual report. Combined with its friends at the Australian Energy Markets Regulator, on 18 October 2018, the ACCC released the document detailing its activities over the past year.
MORE INFORMATION