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Nick SissonsAssociate

Nick Sissons, Hunt & Hunt Lawyer
Nick Sissons

Nick's practice focus is in planning, local government, environment and property with combined experience in private practice and local government in both Australia and New Zealand.

Nick's primary area of practice is planning law, although his legal experience includes most areas of law associated with the broad range of local government functions and duties.

Nick's local government legal experience includes:

  • Statutory planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Ratings and special charges
  • Section 173 agreements
  • Planning enforcement proceedings
  • Subdivision of land
  • Building Act enforcement
  • Local laws
  • Public health and wellbeing
  • Compulsory acquisition
  • Discontinuance of roads
  • Sale of Council land
  • Liquor licensing
  • Sale and purchase
  • Adverse possession
  • Nuisance. 

The majority of Nicks advocacy work is within the bounds of planning appeals and applications before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal where Nick regularly advocates for his clients position in hearings and mediations. Nick has also appeared before Council meetings, Planning Panels Victoria and the Magistrates Court acting on prosecution matters as well as attendance at the Victorian Supreme Court on restrictive covenant applications.

Nick has previously advised on property development together with general company commercial experience working in-house in a leading Victorian multi-disciplinary consultancy servicing the property development industry.

The crossover of Nick's professional skill sets assists in his delivery of legal services to his clients whether it is preparing legal advice, critical assessments for due diligence, advocacy, applications or submissions, where the focus is always about delivering succinct commercial solutions whilst understanding the legal implications.


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Areas of practice
  • Planning and Environment
  • Local Government
  • Property
  • Bachelor of Planning (First Class Honours), The University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Law, The University of Auckland
Memberships and appointments
  •  Law Institute of Victoria
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