Elizabeth leads the SWS Lawyers property and planning team and has specialised in land and water law since 2006. She has degrees in Law and Economics and was awarded First Class Honours after completing a thesis in property and native title. Elizabeth lectures in leasing law at the University of Newcastle Law School.
Clients frequently come to Elizabeth for her expertise in unusual and complex property law issues as well her significant experience in agricultural, commercial and industrial land transactions. In the area of property development, she advises clients on structuring, project agreements, contamination liability, planning constraints, appeals of development consents, strata title conversions, options for acquiring easements and other risks. Elizabeth also has specialist experience in property disputes, renewable energy projects and access/compensation agreements for major projects.
Elizabeth regularly acts for small to medium enterprises, family groups, private investors, property trusts and public companies. In addition, she has significant experience in acting for Government clients and Aboriginal Land Councils. Clients value Elizabeth’s ability to quickly identify the core legal and commercial issues and to propose practical strategies that meet the client's objectives.