Harris and Harris

Property Transactions

We have transacted thousands of property matters, from standard residential conveyances to complex industrial optioning and large-scale commercial developments. We are known for advising on opportunities and risk in a concise and forward-thinking manner, ensuring clients are fully aware of the important aspects of their transaction.

Property law is not simple, and often conflates various areas of law such as stamp duty, capital gains tax, contract law and often aspects of equitable doctrines. We, and therefore our clients, benefit from many years of experience in this field; identifying issues early is paramount.

Litigation in this practice area is not uncommon for the firm, and an important element to deepening an understanding for the topic. We have, for example, acted for responsible entities of managed investment schemes involving not only matters of corporations law but sophisticated concepts of property law concerning large-scale olive plantations; we have also acted recently for a hotel group in respect of the enforcement of easements in the Supreme Court. Our experience is drawn not only from property transactions, but the enforcement and challenge of proprietary rights.


Michael Harris, Managing Partner
Michael Harris
Managing Partner