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We do just what we love.

Just brilliant planning.

Expert legal strategy, advice, and representation for planning in Victoria.

Great planning doesn’t just happen.

You work hard for it.

So we work hard for you.

Between politics and policy, we make process simple. Between legal acumen and progressive vision, we make the contest fair. By seeing every side, we’ve learnt how to play your side brilliantly.

We don’t over service—it’s just not necessary. We don’t do mystery bills—they’re just not fair. We don’t do airs and graces—they’re just not us.

We’re Marcus Lane. We do just what we love.

Just brilliant planning.

Marcus Lane Group.

We're an experienced team of planning and environment lawyers. We deliver advice, craft strategies, and represent government, developers and the community in all areas of planning and environment law and related fields—including development, heritage, Aboriginal heritage, and liquor and gaming licensing.

We appear and conduct matters before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), Planning Panels Victoria, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, the Heritage Council and the Supreme Court.

Mimi Marcus

Founder and Principal

Now at law for 16 years, Mimi always knew she'd work in public law—and always knew she'd litigate. She sees planning as an amazing intersection of disciplines including heritage, urban design, environment and economic life.

Simon D'Angelo

Senior Associate

Simon is a polished and consummate legal professional. Experienced in strategic and statutory planning, Simon's laser focus delivers great work at lightning speed.

We care about the community.

It's just how we see the world.

Planning is about making better futures. So Marcus Lane leverages its position and capacity to help make a better future for everyone.

Profit Sharing.

We donate a fixed percentage of profits each year to a social purpose or organisation that works towards a better world.  

Pro bono.

We advise and represent a select group of clients on a reduced cost or pro bono basis—ask us how we can help.


We regularly offer workshops and educational experiences—get in touch with us to explore educational possibilities.

Planning is about people.

These causes are close to our hearts.

Affordable Housing

Climate Change

Between politics and policy.

We make room for principles.


We put clients first in every dimension of our legal practice and advice.

You can rely on us.


We share knowledge as we work—we value the knowledge you bring.

You can work with us.


Partnering with our clients means relationships to support their work.

You can connect with us.


Great advice starts with listening carefully, to every angle of a situation.

You can share with us.


We work with joyful humour, kindness and a passion for planning.

You can enjoy with us.


We empower our clients with insight to build their capacity.

You can grow with us.

Nobody does law alone.

We’re part of the planning and development community.

UDIA Victoria

Urban Development Institute
of Australia (Victorian division)

Marcus Lane Group maintains a membership with Victoria's peak membership body for the urban development sector. Principal Mimi Marcus sits on UDIA Victoria's planning committee.


Victorian Planning &
Environmental Law Association.

Marcus Lane Group maintains a membership with Victoria's multi-disiplinary professional association in planning, legal and environmental fields.


Planning institute Australia

Marcus Lane Group maintains a membership with the Planning Institute of Australia—the national body for planning professionals.


Law Institute of Victoria

Marcus Lane Group maintains a membership with the Law Institute of Victoria—the professional association for solicitors in Victoria.

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