Strategic advice on property development of all sizes.
SWS Lawyers offer a comprehensive range of legal services to clients involved in the development of commercial, industrial and residential property.
At the initial stage, clients regularly seek our advice on options for structuring the project. In this regard, we advise on development agreements, joint ventures, agreements for lease and finance documents. We assist with subdivisions and also advise on planning constraints affecting the proposed project. Where appropriate, we assist with appealing conditions of development consents. Our commercial team can then proceed to assist with the negotiation of relevant building and construction contracts.
Easements, land-sharing and access rights can significantly affect the value of a property - whether it be a large scale commercial project or a simple residential property. We have particular expertise in this area and are regularly sought after to advise on how best to procure or discharge an easement. Clients also seek our assistance to resolve disputes about the manner in which an easement can be used.
Each of our property lawyers has a genuine interest in innovative land use, town planning, architecture and design. We follow development trends closely and surround ourselves with a network of expert property advisers on whom we can draw to assist our clients where necessary. Our clients benefit from our ability to work closely with other advisers to implement cost and time effective solutions.
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...
Richard is a commercial lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience in both private practice and in-house roles. He is a contract and commercial law specialist.
Richard advises clients on a range of...