Expert legal strategy, advice, and representation for planning in Victoria.
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.
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.
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.
Through 25 years practicing, Adeline has loved the way that planning law hits the ground running, and how it designs the future rather than prosecuting the past. Adeline's big picture, vision and creative thinking are hallmarks of her practice.
Simone is a passionate planning lawyer, with over 16 years of combined legal and town planning experience, in both government and the private sector. She has a customer-focused approach and is driven by achieving the best results for her clients.
Planning is about making better futures. So Marcus Lane leverages its position and capacity to help make a better future for everyone.
We donate a fixed percentage of profits each year to a social purpose or organisation that works towards a better world.
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.
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.
Marcus Lane Group maintains a membership with Victoria's multi-disiplinary professional association in planning, legal and environmental fields.
Marcus Lane Group maintains a membership with the Planning Institute of Australia—the national body for planning professionals.
Marcus Lane Group maintains a membership with the Law Institute of Victoria—the professional association for solicitors in Victoria.