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Caeli Lovell

Senior Solicitor

Caeli Lovell

Senior Solicitor

Caeli is a Senior Solicitor in the firm’s Maroochydore office and has a broad range of knowledge in Planning and Environment law.

Caeli has extensive experience acting for developers, builders, government departments and parties affected by development in all aspects of planning and environment law.

Caeli is an experienced litigator with excellent skills in negotiation and dispute resolution.  He has gained indepth knowledge of planning, environment and construction law having worked for the Department of Environment and Science and mid-tier firms in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Caeli is passionate about the environment and spends his spare time assisting with marine clean-ups and scuba diving. He is also involved in riverbank restoration to improve the environmental health of our region’s waterways.  When he isn’t saving the planet, Caeli enjoys relaxing with friends and sipping a cold drink on his deck.

 

 


Caeli can provide integrated advocacy and advice across all of the following areas:

  • Planning and Environment Court appeals;
  • Land Court mining and environmental authority appeals;
  • prosecutions;
  • compulsory acquisition of land;
  • licensing, compliance and enforcement;
  • major infrastructure projects.

Caeli’s recent experience includes:

  • prosecutions for offences against environmental legislation;
  • Planning and Environment Court appeals against administrative decisions;
  • providing written memoranda of advice in relation to compliance and enforcement of a broad range of environmental and planning law matters such as wildlife permits, coastal management, environmental nuisance and unauthorised development;
  • Land Court appeals against mining surety calculations and permit approvals;
  • acting for businesses and landowners in compulsory acquisition of land matters;
  • reviewing and negotiating contracts on behalf of a major international maritime firm for its dredging and hire operations;
  • acting for large tunnelling contractor for matters relating to infrastructure upgrade projects.