Areas of Expertise

Irene is a property lawyer with over 7 years post-admission experience acting for public and private sector clients in New South Wales.

Irene specialises in acting on the sale and purchase of residential, commercial and industrial property.  She acts for individuals, private and public companies, property developers, trustee companies, executors of deceased estates, state owned corporations and councils.  She values her clients and the work they give her.  She is organised, has a hands-on approach and is a good listener.

She drafts contracts for sale, put and call options, leases, licences, positive covenants and easement documents.  She is also a PEXA trainer within the firm and can assist with electronic conveyancing.

 

Qualifications/Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (UNSW)

  • Member of the Law Society of NSW

 

A word from Irene

“I pride myself on taking a pragmatic approach to problem solving – I don’t like wasting clients’ time or money.  I look for solutions and use my experience to foresee potential problems.  Clients find me easy to deal with and accessible.

Law is not an abstract practice - at the end of the day, a good lawyer needs to know how to work with people because the decisions we make affect our clients’ businesses and lives.  Having good people skills is a must!”.

 

Career highlights

  • Acting for government authorities on easement and leasing matters.

  • Acting for Bayside Council on the sale of a development site of approximately 8,000 square metres at Chapel Street, Rockdale.  We managed the transaction efficiently and successfully to ensure that the sale process was uninterrupted and that contracts were exchanged without delay.

  • Acting for Councils on the closure of public roads and sale of the closed roads.

  • Acting for property developers on off-the-plan developments.

  • Advising Sydney Water Corporation on its powers and disclosure obligations under the Sydney Water Act 1994 when disposing of surplus land.

  • Acting for a trustee company on the complex sale of a lease in a Retirement Village.  Our client was the executor of a deceased estate.  Due to legislation, the contract was onerous.  Irene successfully negotiated the surrender of the existing lease and entry into a new lease.

  • Acting for a private company on the acquisition of 3 Dural properties for future re-development. The matter involved an exclusive dealing arrangement, call option deed, a contract for sale, a deed of variation of contract, dealing with a senior private lender (represented by two law firms), multiple junior lenders (in the form of noteholders) and a security trustee.

  • Acting for a restaurant Group to acquire a new business and purchase the two parcels of real property on which the business operates.  The acquisition was complex and involved 4 different vendor entities, two different purchaser entities and at least six different transaction documents.

 

Specific areas of focus

  • Conveyancing

  • Leasing and licensing

  • Subdivisions

  • Compulsory acquisitions

  • Easements