Houston Dearn O'Connor

Suite 33 5th Floor 12 Railway Parade Burwood NSW 2134

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02 9744 9247

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Servicing Sydney since 1966 and specialising in Local Government law, planning and environmental law and criminal law. Prosecution services are available for Local Government clients.

Operating continously since 1966 and located in the heart of Burwood NSW, next to Burwood Local Court, Burwood station and bus stops.

This practice specialises in Local Government law, planning and environmental law and criminal law. Smaller practice areas include conveyancing, wills and estates, commercial litigation, family law.

Local Government; planning and environmental law: The firm acts for Local Government clients and developers alike. We provide advice and representation in relation to matters including: land and zoning reclassification; licencing of council land; development appeals; DA approvals; subdivision of land; Part 4A certification; clean up notices, council orders; Land and Environment Court appeals and proceedings in classes 1 to 6 of the Court’s jurisdiction; Local Court prosecutions and applications.

The firm can provide representation in Local Court and Land and Environment Court matters without the requirement to brief a Barrister.

The firm currently represents seven Local Councils in metropolitan Sydney.

Criminal law: The firm acts in all criminal law matters including acting on AVO applications and in assault and domestic violence matters.

Respresentation by one of our solicitors without the need for a Barrister can normally be provided for Local Court hearings, most matters in the Land and Environment Court, District Court sentencing and District Court appeals.

Drawing on our herritage as lawyers to Local Government, the firm offers substantial experience in representing defendants in Local Government prosecutions and in various prosecutions involving environmental law and breaches of development consent.

One partner of the firm is a former Commonwealth prosecutor and offers substantial experience in the unique areas of Federal criminal law and Customs offences (including smuggling/duty evasion/importing prohibited imports).

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