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Property Law

Conveyancing, commercial leasing and strata law

About this course

Leading practitioners will explore the most recent cases, legislative and procedural developments and present their topics in consecutive presentations.  Updates on strata defects issues and purchaser due diligence, conveyancing challenges and commercial leasing cases.

 Three CPD units (one unit per hour)

Program outline

2.00pm  Introduction and overview
Chair:  Ned Boyce, Consultant, Hunt & Hunt Lawyers

2.05pm  Property case update: conveyancing and leasing cases
Speaker: Gary Newton, Partner, HWL Ebsworth

  • Retail renewals and rent review
  • Use and maintenance

3.10pm  Issues for strata purchases
Speaker: Tom Davie, Barrister, Queen’s Square Chambers

  • Cladding and other defect issues
  • Remediation repairs
  • Home Building Act liabilities
  • Sunset clauses and off the plan purchases
  • Vendor and strata corporation representations
  • Limits on professional indemnity insurance claims

4.00pm  Strata title and strata corporation disputes
Speaker: Jane Crittenden, Principal, Jane Crittenden Lawyers

  • Rights, powers and responsibilities of strata owners corporations
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Obligations to repair and maintain common property
  • Building rectification and remediation

4.50pm  Q&A and conclusions



Learning outcomes

  • Better address current concerns of clients
  • Understand implications of recent cases.



A discount of 10% is available to UTS Alumni or UTS Staff enrolling in this short course. If you’re eligible for this discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS Student or Staff ID number in your UTS Open Profile (under ‘A bit about you’).

When signing up for the Session, use the relevant voucher code to apply the discount to your Cart:

  • UTS Student / Alumni: Lawalumni
  • UTS Staff: Lstaff

Please note that there’s a limit of one discount rate per participant.


Who is this course for?

This program is particularly useful for:

  • General legal practitioners
  • Property and commercial leasing lawyers
  • Strata title specialists
  • Banking and finance lawyers
  • Conveyancing specialists
  • Owners’ corporations
  • Corporate counsel.


11 March


CBD location


3 hrs

Meet the Expert

Ned Boyce

Ned Boyce
Consultant, Hunt & Hunt Lawyers

Ned Boyce is a highly regarded lawyer with over 35 years’ experience in property, finance and commercial law.  Ned advises clients involved in complex property transactions and leasing arrangements.  He works with clients on projects in the retail, commercial, residential, strata title, ‘off-the-plan’ and primary production real estate areas.  Clients also consult Ned in relation to commercial contracts concerning issues such as marketing and advertising arrangements, third party contracts and licensing arrangements, joint venture/partnership agreements and acquisitions of businesses. 

Ned was recognised in the AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers survey as one of the most highly recommended Asia Pacific focused lawyers in Australia in Construction and Property.  He frequently presents and chairs at legal education seminars.  Ned was formerly head of the Hunt & Hunt’s national Commercial and Property Group.  In advising clients Ned is often required to provide specialist advice in relation to stamp duty and GST (goods and services tax) issues.  He is regularly retained as an expert witness in property-related litigation.

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Gary Newton

Gary Newton
Partner, HWL Ebsworth

Gary Newton is an accredited specialist in property law since 1994 and has built a broad property practice since 1983.  Gary advises on a variety of real estate transactions including retail leasing and commercial leasing, both for landlords and tenants, property acquisitions, property developments and sales including residential, commercial, retail and industrial, buying property in Australia, strata, community and neighbourhood title law, property joint ventures, due diligence, finance and structuring, partitions, environment and planning; and general property advice. 

Gary’s clients comprise a mixture of property developers, high net worth individuals, insurance companies, major NFP organisations and government authorities such as Roads and Maritime Services, Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Transport for NSW.  His clients have also include Chinese investors conducting property transactions in Australia. 

Gary has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Leasing Law and Real Property Law, and has been recognised in the Recommended Tier of the ‘Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers’ for the 2018 edition of Doyle’s Guide. In 2016, Gary was listed as a recommended lawyer in Real Estate by the Asia Pacific Legal 500.  He has been recognised in the Asialaw Leading Lawyers Guide (2017) as Leading Lawyer in Construction & Real Estate and has been selected for inclusion in the Asialaw Profiles Legal Directory (2017 & 2018) for Real Estate.  He was also awarded in 2016 a Lexology Client Choice Award for his excellence in client service in the area of Real Estate.  Gary is a member of the Law Society Property Law Committee and is the current Chairman of the Australia Property Law Group of the Law Council of Australia, General Practice Section.  Gary has published eight books on property law and is one of the authors of the LexisNexis Butterworths NSW Conveyancing Service (loose leaf). 

He is a regular speaker at Property Law Conferences. For the Real Estate Institute of NSW, Gary presents a regular webinar programme for commercial real estate agents.

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Tom Davie

Tom Davie
Barrister, Queen’s Square Chambers

Tom Davie is one of Sydney’s most experienced and respected construction law barristers.  He is the author of the Annotated Home Building Act and a co-author of Understanding Construction Law.  He regards building and construction law as a branch of commercial law.  Before coming to the bar in 1998 Tom practiced as a solicitor and partner involved in building and construction, commercial, and planning law at major legal practices across three jurisdictions. 

Tom has particular experience in dealing with document-heavy litigation with a substantial technical component, and with the cross-examination of technical experts.  Tom is also experienced at representing clients in mediations and has been asked to act as a mediator himself on a number of occasions.

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Jane Crittenden

Jane Crittenden
Principal, Jane Crittenden Lawyers


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Book a session

Wed 11 Mar 2020 -
Wed 11 Mar 2020
Expert: Ned Boyce
  • 11 March 2020, 2:00 - 5:15pm | Grace Hotel, 77 York Street, Sydney
  • CBD location

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