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Overview

At DibbsBarker we provide a full suite of legal advice to those involved in the property industry, including the largest real estate investment trusts, major property owners, international developers, construction companies and investors. With a client base encompassing public, private and non-government organisations, we have a deep understanding of how the industry works from all angles.

Our comprehensive service offering, from finance, acquisitions, planning and construction to leasing and sales, is complemented by our extended team of infrastructure and energy specialists, demonstrating both our capacity to see a project from start to finish, and our long term investment in the broader property industry.

We are highly active in the industry, with DibbsBarker partners and team members holding board or committee positions at the Property Industry Foundation, the Urban Development Institute of Australia and the Property Council of Australia.

We run regular events to inform our clients about legal issues pertaining to the industry, and our articles are well regarded by industry experts as valuable, accessible insights.

View more information and credentials for our full Real Estate & Construction service offering.

 
Australian Real Estate Investment Trusts (A-REITs), with their highly specific governance and tax structures, require legal advice that truly understands their operating environment.
The Australian property development industry accounts for over 7% of GDP, providing jobs for nearly one in ten Australians.
Community infrastructure organisations often operate as not-for-profit organisations, which presents a host of opportunities and challenges in delivering their strategies.
Our team’s involvement in waterfront developments spans more than three decades, advising on a wide range of matters.
The number and diversity of stakeholders involved in tourism asset transactions, can make legal and commercial matters very complicated.
 
Recent News and Publications
24 Jan 2018
The proposed assignment by tenants of their leases can lead to frustration, thwarted ambitions and unforeseen expense. Why, when so many assignments proceed without a hitch, should this be so?
18 Jan 2018
The December 2017 edition of the In House Counsel Newsletter (a LexisNexis publication) contains an article by Maree Skinner entitled ‘Considerations for employers in the "gig economy" era'.
13 Dec 2017
The silly season is upon us and with that comes a greater emphasis on just ‘getting the deal done’ before year’s end. While remedies are available to contractual parties where mistakes have been made in finalising deal documentation, they can be costly to resolve. Proper care therefore needs to be taken to ensure that final documents truly reflect what was agreed between the parties.