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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
13 Jul 2017
As part of its four year review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission has decided to insert a ‘casual conversion’ clause into most modern awards that do not already have conversion clauses in place.
30 Jun 2017
Key changes affecting Australian workplaces are about to take effect, impacting minimum wages, unfair dismissal, penalties for breaches of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Fair Work Act) and superannuation contributions.
28 Jun 2017
As every landlord and tenant will know, disputes about a lease can arise for a wide variety of reasons. When a dispute relates to a retail lease in Victoria, the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (RLA) requires the dispute to be brought to the Victorian Small Business Commissioner (Commissioner) before it can be accepted by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.