A senior associate in Colin Biggers & Paisley's property and development practice since 2021, Madeleine's practice focuses on property disputes and in particular, statutory valuation appeals, compulsory acquisition matters and mining disputes, as well as general property disputes.
Madeleine's work is comprised almost exclusively of property litigation matters. She is frequently involved in matters heard by the Land Court as she acts for landowners in statutory valuation appeals against valuations of land issued for rating and land tax purposes; for landowners and local governments as constructing authorities in relation to compulsory acquisition matters and for landowners in disputes about the grant of, and compensation for, mining interests.
She also acts for clients in proceedings in the Supreme and District Courts, including in contractual claims concerning interests in land, proceedings under the Property Law Act 1989 (Qld) and administrative matters under the Judicial Review Act 1991 (Qld).
Madeleine advises clients on their rights and obligations in respect of lease disputes, including relief against forfeiture and the exercise of options. She also handles contested resumption matters and land access disputes.
Madeleine joined Colin Biggers & Paisley as a graduate 2017 and completed rotations in the property and development, banking and finance, and construction teams. She has practised as a solicitor in the property and development team since February 2018.
Madeleine holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws. She was admitted as a solicitor in 2017.
In her spare time, Madeleine is a keen cook, enthusiastic oenophile and eager reader.