Sebastian is a valued member of the Property
Disputes and Compulsory Acquisitions Team in Victoria and works under the
supervision of Anton Dunhill, the
leading partner in the Victorian team.
Bringing a practical and straightforward approach to the
compulsory acquisition process, Sebastian is a passionate advocate for
landowners’ rights and seeks to minimise the stress and anxiety associated with
compulsory acquisitions for his clients.
His commerce degree and previous experience of running a small
business provide him with greater insights into the potential business impacts
of compulsory acquisition. With a combination of practical and academic
experience, Sebastian is well equipped to advise on the complexities of the
compulsory acquisition process. He works closely with clients, walking them
through their entitlements and discussing how best to protect their rights.
Sebastian is experienced in advising landowners, tenants and
businesses ranging from top ASX 200 listed companies to private individuals and
not-for-profit organisations on a wide range of compulsory acquisitions, from
family home acquisitions to more unique cases including:
- The compulsory acquisition of a Buddhist
- Relocation of a thoroughbred race horse
- Disruption to a limestone quarry
- Relocation of a heritage listed timber
- The compulsory acquisition of land ripe for
- Easement acquisitions relating to water pipes
and electrical conduits.
Sebastian is also undertaking a Masters of Laws and has published
articles in relation to compulsory acquisition and planning law, including the
Property Law Review.
The Property Disputes and Compulsory
Acquisitions Team keeps clients well informed about their case; Sebastian is adept
at assisting throughout the entire acquisition process including obtaining all
necessary expert valuation, planning, tax, business and agribusiness advice
which may be relevant to the case.
Those clients who wish to become more
involved in the management of their case are welcome, given it is their case and
their interest in the land that has been affected.