Quality and consistency through collaboration

We are proud to announce that Alan McKelvey, Partner, of our Corporate and Commercial team and based in Newcastle has been recognised as a Leading Town Planning & Development Lawyer, NSW, in Doyle’s Guide 2022. Congratulations Alan!

Alan is an Accredited Specialist in Local Government & Planning Law who regularly advises government, mining companies and property developers on all aspects of environmental, planning and mining law issues.

Alan has extensive litigation in the Land and Environment Court conducting merit appeals, judicial review, civil enforcement, criminal proceedings and claims for compensation under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act. He has been involved in many of the significant urban renewal projects in the Newcastle CBD and works across a wide range of project types for both Councils and property developers.

He is the current Service Line Leader of Sparke Helmore’s Planning, Environment and Local Government practice and the vice chair of the Hunter Chapter of the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover six key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Property Environment & Finance, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 850 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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