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Rob Lawson


Rob is a commercial disputes lawyer with over 17 years' experience, with a strong commercial and client focus, and well developed legal skills. With a background as a commercial property lawyer, he has a particular specialisation in property related disputes. 

Rob has significant experience in commercial litigation as well as insolvency litigation, particularly in regards to leasing litigation (for both landlords and tenants), as well as general property based litigation. This has included acting in litigation relating to the obtaining of injunctive relief, building defects, lease make good disputes, termination of lease and re-possession of premises for landlords, disputes over rent reviews in leases, litigation for recovery of rental arrears and loss of bargain damages, compulsory acquisition of land, appointment of trustees to sell property held as joint tenants, and a landmark Australian case on priorities under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA). 

Rob regularly appears and instructs Counsel in a range of courts and tribunals including the District and Local Courts of New South Wales, the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Federal Court of Australia, and the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Queensland.