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George Manos / Special Counsel


George Manos was admitted to practice in 1980 joining a large Adelaide commercial law firm undertaking planning and property development work.

In 1992 George set up his own boutique legal firm practising in town planning, property development, environmental, local government and property law. George has been involved in a very wide range of planning and development matters from the largest of projects to home additions. This broad experience has seen him act for local government, developers (including multi-national/national companies to individuals), the waste industry and residents. He also formerly held a position as a member of a Council Development Assessment Panel.

George has had extensive experience appearing in both the Environment, Resources & Development Court (and its predecessors) and the Supreme Court. George has also been involved in High Court planning and development matters and has also acted for petroleum companies in various applications.  He has particular expertise in approvals for child care centres and retail pharmacies.

He regularly appears at both Council and Development Assessment Commission meetings.

George is often involved in negotiations with various State and Government bodies for development proposals. In addition to his advocacy and advisory work, he has wide experience in drafting land management agreements and other land use related documents.

George has held a number of executive positions in a variety of professional associations, including President of the National Environmental Law Association (SA Division) and is a member of Planning Committee of the Property Council and the Planning Committee of the Housing Industry Association. George has also presented numerous papers in planning and environmental law seminars hosted by a number of professional organisations.