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Stephanie Vatala
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Understanding my clients and their commercial objectives is at the heart of what I do.  I work hard for my clients to provide results.  


Complex legal issues are usually best resolved quickly and practically.


Prior to joining Addisons in 2012, I worked as an Associate to a Federal Court Judge.   This required me to have regard to the fine detail of matters which is where the solution usually lies.  I have taken that learning into private legal practice.


I work for major corporations as well as individuals on a range of complex matters. 
 

 

Qualifications

LLB - University of Technology Sydney

 

Member, Urban Development Institute of Australia, Young Leaders Committee

 

Member, Planning Institute of Australia

Latest Knowledge
Australia's War on Waste
19 October 2018
There has been a greater focus in Australia in recent months on the environmental consequences of waste and, in particular, the generation of waste from packaging particularly in light of the restrictions on exportation of recyclable waste to China. In late September 2018, new National Waste Targets for 2025 were revealed including an aim that 100% of all Australia’s packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
MORE INFORMATION
Bigger ACL Penalties for Christmas
09 October 2018
Businesses beware. The penalty regime for consumer law in Australia has undergone a serious overhaul – just in time for the countdown to Christmas. From 1 September 2018, the maximum pecuniary penalties the ACCC can seek for each contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) increased significantly.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 October 2018
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION

My experience includes:
 

  • Development

    • A broad range of development matters including residential, rural, hotel, government, industrial and commercial.

    • Judicial review proceedings and merit appeal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court on a broad range of matters.

    • Heritage issues in subdivision and other development.

  • Property

    • Winding up of community title for redevelopment of the land with associated planning issues.

    • Supreme Court litigation involving complex lease and option arrangements.

    • Easement issues which overlap with development issues.

    • Valuation of land.

  • Environmental

    • Advising on complex native vegetation issues.

    • Environmental licencing requirements.

    • Regulatory investigations.

  • Interpretation of complicated statutory planning instruments.

 

Qualifications

LLB - University of Technology Sydney

 

Member, Urban Development Institute of Australia, Young Leaders Committee

 

Member, Planning Institute of Australia

Latest Knowledge
Australia's War on Waste
19 October 2018
There has been a greater focus in Australia in recent months on the environmental consequences of waste and, in particular, the generation of waste from packaging particularly in light of the restrictions on exportation of recyclable waste to China. In late September 2018, new National Waste Targets for 2025 were revealed including an aim that 100% of all Australia’s packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
MORE INFORMATION
Bigger ACL Penalties for Christmas
09 October 2018
Businesses beware. The penalty regime for consumer law in Australia has undergone a serious overhaul – just in time for the countdown to Christmas. From 1 September 2018, the maximum pecuniary penalties the ACCC can seek for each contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) increased significantly.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 October 2018
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION
Seven Network
I was part of the Addisons team acting for Seven Network in Land and Environment Court proceedings. The proceedings were commenced to obtain a restraint from breach of a condition of development consent limiting construction noise and vibration.
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Mulpha Australia
We represented Mulpha in judicial review proceedings and subsequent successful merit appeal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court against a development proposal for a complex site in an important heritage precinct.
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Merivale
Our team resolved a complex property dispute with associated planning issues for one of Merivale’s large entertainment venues. Supreme Court proceedings were instituted and ultimately settled on commercial terms.
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Qualifications

LLB - University of Technology Sydney

 

Member, Urban Development Institute of Australia, Young Leaders Committee

 

Member, Planning Institute of Australia

Latest Knowledge
Australia's War on Waste
19 October 2018
There has been a greater focus in Australia in recent months on the environmental consequences of waste and, in particular, the generation of waste from packaging particularly in light of the restrictions on exportation of recyclable waste to China. In late September 2018, new National Waste Targets for 2025 were revealed including an aim that 100% of all Australia’s packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
MORE INFORMATION
Bigger ACL Penalties for Christmas
09 October 2018
Businesses beware. The penalty regime for consumer law in Australia has undergone a serious overhaul – just in time for the countdown to Christmas. From 1 September 2018, the maximum pecuniary penalties the ACCC can seek for each contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) increased significantly.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 October 2018
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION
 

Qualifications

LLB - University of Technology Sydney

 

Member, Urban Development Institute of Australia, Young Leaders Committee

 

Member, Planning Institute of Australia

Latest Knowledge
Australia's War on Waste
19 October 2018
There has been a greater focus in Australia in recent months on the environmental consequences of waste and, in particular, the generation of waste from packaging particularly in light of the restrictions on exportation of recyclable waste to China. In late September 2018, new National Waste Targets for 2025 were revealed including an aim that 100% of all Australia’s packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
MORE INFORMATION
Bigger ACL Penalties for Christmas
09 October 2018
Businesses beware. The penalty regime for consumer law in Australia has undergone a serious overhaul – just in time for the countdown to Christmas. From 1 September 2018, the maximum pecuniary penalties the ACCC can seek for each contravention of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) increased significantly.
MORE INFORMATION
Employment Law in Australia Overview
05 October 2018
In Australia, employment is primarily regulated by legislation at the Federal level. There are some areas, notably long service leave, which continue to be regulated at the State and Territory level.
MORE INFORMATION