Media Release | 19 January 2015

Hall & Wilcox secures Sydney-based planning and property experts

Leading Australian independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox today announced the appointment of Stan Kondilios, partner, and Maurice Doria, special counsel to their Property, Planning & Construction team.

Stan is a specialist planning and property lawyer, with close to 20 years’ experience providing legal services to local government and proponents for development in NSW. Stan is considered a trusted adviser in the local government sector and his expertise includes environment, planning and development, probity and procurement, and due diligence for land acquisition and property development proposals. Prior to his appointment at Hall & Wilcox, Stan was a foundation partner of the Sydney office at Maddocks where he held several leadership roles during his time there including Partnership Board Member, Practice Team Leader, Partner in Charge of the Sydney Legal Practice and Chair of Partnership Board.

Maurice has more than 25 years’ experience in property, planning and general commercial advice to both private and public sector clients.  In particular, Maurice advises on commercial contract negotiation and contract preparation; real estate development; commercial and retail leasing; governance and probity; and corporate finance. Most recently Maurice was General Counsel at Parramatta City Council and has also held the position of Acting Legal Services Director at the City of Sydney Council.

Hall & Wilcox Managing Partner, Tony Macvean, commented:

“Stan and Maurice have considerable experience and expertise in planning and property, and their appointment is an exciting development for the firm.  The firm is committed to growing our Sydney office, and Stan and Maurice’s appointments will help build our property, planning and construction presence in Sydney.”

Stan commented:

“Hall & Wilcox has a strong focus on being progressive and providing outstanding client service together with a commitment to technical excellence. These are important attributes for myself and Maurice. We are looking forward to further developing the planning and property practice in Sydney, and working with section leader Natalie Bannister to strengthen Hall & Wilcox’s national presence in the property sector. I am genuinely excited to be able to make this contribution.”

Both Stan and Maurice will be based in the Hall & Wilcox Sydney office. Stan started with the firm in early January 2015, and Maurice will commence in early February 2015.


Oliver Jankowsky

Partner & Head of International Practice

Ed Paton

Partner & Head of SE Asia Practice

Eugene Chen

Partner & Head of China Practice

Melanie Smith

Director - Business Development, Marketing and Communications

Natalie Bannister

Partner & Commercial National Practice Leader

Rhett Slocombe

Partner & Insurance National Practice Leader

Katie McKenzie


James Bull

Special Counsel and Head of Frank

Melanie James

People & Culture Manager

Jacqui Barrett

Partner & Head of US Practice

Paul O’Donnell

Consultant & Head of Energy

Christopher Brown

Partner & Head of UK Practice

Lauren Parrant

Senior People & Culture Advisor, as at 1 July 2022

Melinda Woledge

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jasmine Koh

Senior Associate and Head of Frank

Alison Choy Flannigan

Partner & Leader, Health & Community

Billie Kerkez

Manager – Smarter Recovery Solutions

Peter Jones

Senior Commercial Counsel

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