Residential, Commercial and Industrial Subdivisions

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.

The division or amalgamation of land has many legal variations depending on where it’s located and how you intend to use it. Subdividing land is usually done with fee simple, cross lease, unit and strata titles being used to determine boundaries, land classification and the rights and obligations of owners.

Every subdivision is different and some are complex projects requiring resource management consultants, planners, engineers, valuers and surveyors. We work closely with these specialists as required to complete any subdivision. Having your lawyer manage a subdivision is often the most efficient and cost-effective way to complete it.

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

Subdivisions are known to take time, so our focus is to manage each project in the most efficient way to minimise delays. The advantage of having us manage your subdivision is we’ll prepare and lodge the documentation as soon as it’s required, so you can proceed to use the land for your intended purpose.

We also manage the conversion of cross lease to fee simple titles, and cross lease to unit titles or vice versa. Whether you’re subdividing a residential property, creating a rural subdivision or embarking on a large-scale commercial venture, we can provide advice and assistance to help you achieve your goals.

Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

Areas of expertise:

  • Subdivision advice
  • Liaison with surveyors and other specialists
  • Preparation of legal documents
  • Obtaining new titles, including easements and land covenants
  • Partition agreements
  • Agreements for the sale of the subdivided land