Leasing and Tenancies

Corporate and commercial law

Achieving successful commercial objectives involves collaborating with lawyers who understand your business, your commercial environment and your expectations for the future. Your lawyer should act as your business partner, offering advice to help you make better business decisions.

This requires people who can explain complex situations in plain English, provide dependable and accurate information, anticipate and manage risks, and develop solutions to get you a profitable outcome.

If you’re wanting to lease property, all residential, commercial and retail leases need to be compliant, balanced and fair to all parties included in the lease. Leases aren’t always standard agreements which can be used with a cookie cutter approach. They also need to account for potential changes to arrangements that could occur during the term of the lease.

Getting robust lease agreements drawn up doesn’t have to be expensive. As specialists in leasing and property law, we know exactly how to handle each situation and what needs to be included in your lease. The cost of resolving a lease dispute is often more expensive than getting the agreement right at the outset.

Commercial Maritime Law

For maritime business owners, we provide sound advice for the sale and purchase of vessels, registration, ownerships and other legal matters related to running your business.


If you’re facing a marine sector dispute, we have lawyers with extensive experience in the resolution of claims and the regulatory defence of prosecutions.


We stay at the forefront of any changes to legislation governing the maritime sector and can provide advice about how any changes will affect your business.

How we help

Our property lawyers are experienced in reviewing and drafting commercial, retail and industrial leases across a range of industries. Whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, we can help with negotiating the terms of a commercial or retail lease and drafting the documents.

If you’re a residential landlord, we can make sure your agreements are fair, balanced and account for any variations with your property not covered by a standard agreement. If you have a dispute, we can help you find a resolution.

Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

Areas of expertise:

  • Reviewing residential, commercial, retail and industrial lease agreements
  • Resolving disputes
  • Drafting lease agreements
  • Assisting with rent reviews and rights to renew
  • Subletting of premises
  • Negotiating terms
  • Licence agreements