Phillip specialises in property transactions, including residential, commercial and rural acquisitions and disposals. Key aspects of acting on these transactions involves title and planning due diligence, contract negotiations, ensuring compliance with FIRB and other legislative requirements, advising on stamp duty and GST issues affecting property and effecting settlement.
Phillip has also assists colleagues and clients with historical title searching, including reviewing old system and Crown grants to trace back the history of how titles and/or easements were created. This information often assists clients who require due diligence, valuation or planning advice.
Phillip also advises and acts on all aspects of the life cycle of ‘off the plan’ property developments, including acquiring the development site, preparing and developing appropriate governance, title and subdivision structures (e.g. strata or community schemes), drafting master contracts for sale and coordinating the sales process, including negotiating with purchasers’ lawyers, dealing with agents and managing bulk completions. Phillip has also advised and assisted vendors on various purchaser complaints, including misrepresentations by developers and agents and substantial or material differences between draft and registered plans of subdivision.
Phillip has experience acting on various types of leasing matters, including drafting and reviewing retail, commercial, industrial and telecommunication leases and licences. Phillip also assists on disputes between landlords and tenants, including drafting breach notices and advising landlords on their right to terminate a lease and re-enter a premises.
Phillip has experience dealing with agency agreements, including drafting and reviewing exclusive and open agency agreements to ensure compliance with the Property and Stock Agents Act.
Phillip has also been previously seconded to a publicly listed company and assisted their legal team on a range of issues including property matters, regulatory compliance and risk management.
Phillip’s recent experience includes:
03 Feb 22
In this seminar we will provide you with: selecting the most appropriate IT system to support the process, accessing everything, coding, reviewing and reporting including ATO requirements.
21 Feb 22 to 25 Feb 22
It’s a new year, a new law term and more than ever, we’re optimistic about new beginnings. Join us as we refresh and reinvigorate for what lies ahead in 2022 with a skills update for our annual NSW Government lawyers CLE intensive program. Although we look forward to returning to an in person format, this year we will be running the program as a series of webinars over the week commencing 21 February.