Alison is experienced in sales and purchases of businesses, including transactions for medical practices and pharmacies, and sales of businesses which span a number of states. Her business transactions matters have involved both large and small businesses, and Alison has received recognition for handling these matters in a way that is most efficient and cost effective for the particular client.
Her advisory work has included advice relating to unusual restrictive covenant and easement issues, planning issues, trust and estate issues, the pharmacy sector and the ASADA 2015 policy. Alison has also advised local councils on the interpretation of legislation issues, for instance, in relation to road ownership and management, compulsory acquisition and cemeteries.
Her property law work encompasses sales and purchases of land, retail and commercial leasing and agricultural property matters. Having acted for landlords of large shopping centre developments both in the transactional and dispute resolution matters, she has extensive experience in commercial and retail leasing, the Retail Leases Act 2003, agreements for leases for large developments and also dispute resolution in the commercial leasing sphere.
Her agricultural property knowledge spans transactions relating to farming going concerns, complex water law transactions which include subdivision and transfers of a combination of land and water entitlements, and advisory work, for instance unusual restrictive covenant and easement issues.
Prior to joining mdp Law, Alison worked at the County Court as an Associate to Her Honour Judge Sexton, the JRT Partnership and Riordan Legal Pty Ltd. Her time at the County Court enabled her to gain unique insight into and build on her experience of litigious areas of law. Her previous experience in this area has involved dispute resolution for clients in the property, leasing and business areas of law.
Alison is also building her knowledge and expertise in employment law, and enjoys the challenge this area brings, and using her skills gained thus far in this area.
She has been commended by clients and other lawyers alike, for committing to reaching resolutions and closing transactions, in a thorough and efficient fashion. What Alison finds most rewarding is achieving positive results for clients, and where possible, also giving them the information and tools to keep the day to day legal aspects of their business in order.
Outside law, Alison is involved in various Bottled Snail Productions Inc projects, including as a performer at the 2015 Comedy Festival as part of the law revue, and various writing and performing workshops. She is also interested in leadership, being a 2014 graduate of the Fairley Leadership Program, a year-long course that focuses on leadership and issues facing regional Victoria.
Alison holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, with a major in History and is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV).