Anthony Kelly


t: (08) 8414 3449
f: (08) 8414 3444

Anthony joined Mellor Olsson in 2003 and is a partner in the Litigation, Local Government and Property Development Division. He has degrees in Law (Honours) and Science.

Anthony practises and has significant experience in general commercial litigation and dispute resolution, environmental matters and Local Government, planning and property development.

Anthony has a particular focus on Local Government, property development and planning, acting for a range of clients, including representative bodies (including the Local Government Association of SA), Councils, developers, planners and third party objectors. He provides advice in relation to water resources and water licensing matters, issues arising pursuant to the Local Government Act and the Development Act, as well as assisting with development applications and submissions. Anthony regularly appears before Development Assessment Panels, the ERD Court and the Supreme Court in relation to these areas.

Anthony has acted in a wide range of matters, including judicial review proceedings, land use and zoning matters, major developments, enforcement proceedings, fire safety and Building Code matters, compulsory land acquisitions, significant tree matters, Freedom Of Information requests and Land Management Agreements. He is also experienced in reviewing and providing advice in relation to changes to legislation and on Development Plan Amendments. Some examples of recent matters include the development of a multi-million dollar shopping centre/residential apartment facility at Henley Beach, the multi-million dollar redevelopment of the Gawler racetrack, advising on proposed amendments to Schedule 1 of the Development Regulations and judicial review proceedings in respect of an approval given to an apartment complex.

In relation to commercial litigation, Anthony provides advice to clients, and regularly appears before the various South Australian and Federal Civil Courts, on a wide range of commercial and property litigation matters. Recent matters have included multi-million dollar contractual disputes relating to the early termination of a contract and the acquisition of a recruitment business, a building works defects dispute for a major commercial property, defamation proceedings for a developer relating to an article published in a State newspaper, and preference payment proceedings for a liquidator. Anthony also regularly acts in Trade Practices Act disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, Community and Strata Title disputes, debt recovery proceedings, Corporations Act and bankruptcy matters.

Anthony is an active member of the Civil Litigation Committee of The Law Society of South Australia, the Sustainable Development Task Group of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (SA Division), the National Environmental Law Association, the Australian Institute of Urban Studies, the Planning Institute of Australia and the Planning, Local Government and Environment Committee of The Law Society of South Australia.

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5th Floor, 80 King William Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000
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