Peter is an Accredited Specialist in Property Law. He is highly regarded for his unparalleled technical knowledge of NSW property law and practical experience across the diverse spectrum of property transactions occurring in business and in government.
One of Peter’s main areas of practice is acting for state-owned corporations and local government authorities on compulsory acquisitions of freehold land and easements. Peter brings to this work a deep understanding of the complex legislative and procedural environment in which each of his government clients operate, including local government, electricity, water, and transport.
In addition to acquisitions, Peter acts for developers and government authorities on the sale of land and is proficient with drafting put and call option deeds and dealing with issues of land contamination.
Another niche area of practice for Peter is the law of easements, covenants and restrictions on use, subdivisions, caveats and issues relating to public roads and Crown land. In his work with Crown land, Peter advises clients on Aboriginal land claims and Native title and has appeared in the Federal Court in non-claimant applications.
Peter is called to provide expert evidence in professional negligence cases and frequently speaks at industry events on a diverse range of property transactions including compulsory acquisitions, public-private partnerships and Crown land.
Peter’s standing within the profession is demonstrated by his regular inclusion in the peer reviewed leading practitioner list Best Lawyers™ Australia where he has been recognised for Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Property Law and also in Doyles Guide™ as a recommended Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyer.
Peter’s experience includes acting for: