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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
30 Oct 2017
Building owners incur substantial costs arising from their ownership, commonly referred to as ‘outgoings’. In the landlord and tenant context, outgoings are often a topic of debate in lease negotiations. Invariably, landlords will want to pass on the costs of outgoings to their tenants.
27 Sep 2017
Landlords and tenants of retail premises take note – there has been significant change to the regulation of trading hours for retail shops in Queensland, with the Trading (Allowable Hours) Act (Qld) 1990 (Act) having had its first major overhaul in more than 20 years.
14 Sep 2017
When shareholders in a company fall out, they sometimes allege that the company’s affairs have been managed in an unfair or oppressive way. Parties to a joint venture gone sour, warring directors, or families mired in disputes over the direction, management, succession and future control of a business are the typical parties to a shareholder dispute, commonly known as an ‘oppression proceeding’.