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Charlie joined Mellor Olsson in 2020 as part of our business advisory and property team. He previously practised in Sydney where he was first admitted.


Charlie has a background in planning and environment law as well as general land and property matters, and has experience advising a wide range of clients including statutory authorities, Local Government and private sector clients.

He has also worked as a litigator, regularly appearing in Court on behalf of clients in relation to development appeals, disputes between neighbours, land acquisition matters, judicial review matters and civil enforcement proceedings.

As part of his role with Mellor Olsson, Charlie works on the sale and purchase of commercial, industrial and agricultural property, for clients in the retail, manufacturing, hospitality, tourism, education, agricultural, mining and industrial sectors.

His work encompasses a wide range of commercial, property and infrastructure projects. Specifically, this includes drafting documentation for commercial contracts, service agreements, procurement, sale and purchase of land, community land, encroachments, compulsory acquisition, Crown land, roads, governance and policy development.

Charlie can also provide detailed advice with respect to general property issues, planning law, The Local Government Act 1999 (SA), and any other legislation relevant to Local Government decision making.