A team of lawyers & town planners that achieve the best outcome for clients at every step

The values that guide how we work with you

We built our business through reputation and referrals. Delivering exceptional results comes as standard and we never lose sight of the values that every successful working relationship is based on. When we work together, we draw on each other’s collective experiences and diversity of thought through:




Client excellence

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Adeline Lane


With almost 30 years of experience, Adeline has developed an appreciation for the way planning law hits the ground running, how it designs and shapes the future rather than prosecuting the past. Adeline’s big picture outlook, strategic vision and creative thinking are hallmarks of her practice.

Adeline has vast experience acting on behalf of a wide range of stakeholders. She provides advice and advocacy services and was recognised in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers Australia for Government Practice, as well as Planning and Environment Law (since 2016).

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Simone Jackson

Principal Lawyer

Simone is a passionate planning lawyer, with over 18 years of combined legal and town planning experience in both private and the government sector. Her breadth of knowledge enables her to quickly identify key legal and town planning issues. Providing outstanding results to her clients drives Simone.

Simone advises on all aspects of town planning law and thrives on working collaboratively with her clients in developing strategies to achieve their desired results.

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Jack Chiodo

Senior Town Planner

Jack is a senior town planner with extensive experience and a great passion for advocacy.  He regularly appears at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in all manner of proceedings. He is service-orientated with a competitive, committed and enthusiastic attitude, and thrives on finding solutions to the complex problems that arise in the planning process.

Working as a town planner for the last decade, Jack delivers excellent outcomes in advocacy and VCAT proceedings. He has an intimate knowledge of the planning application and appeals processes having managed the statutory planning appeals in local government for a number of years prior to joining Jackson Lane Legal.

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Lucinda Blaschka

Section 173 Manager

Lucinda brings more than 20 years’ experience in Section 173 Agreements. Her deep knowledge in this area combined with an understanding of planning and property law, enables Lucinda to work effectively with clients from application through to enforcement orders.

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Our Clients

Achieving goals through tailored solutions for private & public sector clients

We craft bespoke legal solutions to provide the best outcomes for our clients in the private and public sectors. That means accounting for the policies, processes and pressures of the political environment, and spotting quick wins and avoiding costly delays for clients. Overall, we build strategies that get results.

We provide expert legal strategy, advice and representation to:

  • Developers
  • Landowners
  • Victorian metropolitan, regional and rural councils
  • Victorian State Government departments & statutory authorities