We understand the business objectives of our clients and work with them to achieve those objectives. We provide commercial advice based on our specialist knowledge of the property industry.
Unlike other firms, our Property, Planning & Development Group did not evolve as an add-on to other practice areas. Instead, it is one of our core practice groups. Our commercial savvy means we ‘see the deal’. We can pick the issues in the context of our client’s objectives to know when, and how best to compromise and make the right call.
Our expertise includes:
We act for developers and landowners, superannuation funds, managed investment schemes, listed and unlisted corporations, banks and non-bank financiers, government departments and statutory authorities and local and overseas investors.
10 August 2022 - Knowledge
The court is beginning to grapple with the Design and Building Practitioners Act and in this latest decision looks further at what is ‘substantive control’ as a trigger for owing the statutory duty of care.
29 July 2022 - Knowledge
Strata compulsory management can assist strata lot owners in dysfunctional strata schemes. In this article, we consider some recent developments.
27 July 2022 - Knowledge
The NSW Government will appoint an independent statutory Property Services Commissioner to help support consumers, drive reform in the property sector, manage complaints and investigate legislative breaches.
26 July 2022 - Knowledge
A Queensland District Court decision illustrates the danger of homeowners ‘shopping around’ for house plans and builders, and the difficulties the owners of copyright in those house plans face in recovering damages from a breach of copyright.
26 July 2022 - Knowledge
From 1 July 2023, taxpayers who own land in both Queensland and other states and territories may be pushed into a higher land tax bracket and will pay more land tax in Queensland.
14 July 2022 - Knowledge
NSW COVID-19 leasing laws are repealed. What does this mean for landlords and what protections are still in place for tenants?
13 July 2022 - Knowledge
In a recent decision, the Appeal Panel invoked the flexibility of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s procedure to ascertain appeal grounds in the context of litigants in person.
29 June 2022 - Knowledge
Tales of low-balling advice on likely construction costs are common place. In this edition, we take a look at a decision on an extreme example where the owners overcapitalised in the context of a cost-plus contract.
15 June 2022 - Knowledge
In this edition we look at a recent decision on whether a developer owes the statutory duty of care, under the Design and Building Practitioners Act, to avoid economic loss from defects arising from construction work.
01 June 2022 - Knowledge
In the first decision considering the application of the statutory duty of care in section 37 of the Design and Building Practitioners Act, the NSW Supreme Court has ruled that the duty is not only limited to Class 2 buildings.