Charlie is a founding partner of Marino Lawyers and has over 30 years’
experience in the law.
Those three decades have been in Far North Queensland and this is why a number of Marino Lawyers clients are third and four generation Cairns families. Charlie has built a rapport with many local families and is frequently called upon to advise in relation to generational and succession planning issues.Charlie is the lawyer they trust and call on for all their legal needs.
Planning and Environment Law is where Charlie’s passion lies and he advises several property developers both large and small. In addition to local developer clients, Charlie provides advice to southern based companies who rely upon his networks in the region and his intimate knowledge of the players and the politics.
Charlie has represented clients to negotiate town planning approvals, supervised specialty tenancy leases, advised on centre management contracts and negotiated commercial terms. Charlie is a hands-on lawyer, often going to onsite meetings to coordinate with local authorities, civic and building contractors, and tenants.
Charlie has represented clients in many trials in the P&E Court however his preference and indeed skills is brokering out of court settlements that are acceptable to both the developer and the relevant council.