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.

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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 industry accounts for over 13% of GDP and is a significant employer and creator of jobs in Australia.
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
16 Mar 2018
In our most recent publication on leasing, we focused on the consent that a tenant might need to obtain from its landlord if the tenant wishes to assign its interest in a lease. In this article, we explore some key considerations that arise when it is the landlord assigning its interest in a lease.
06 Mar 2018
Mediation has become a popular method to resolve disputes, and with good reason. Depending on the circumstances, mediation can offer numerous advantages over traditional litigation.
28 Feb 2018
The February 2018 edition of the Australian Property Law Bulletin (a LexisNexis publication) contains an article by Ben Shaw and Matthew Butchard entitled 'Resolving GST ambiguity: A & A Property Developers Pty Ltd v MCCA Asset Management Ltd.'