Property & Native Title

Our Property & Native Title team is comprised of highly skilled, specialised solicitors who work on matters which can have significant impacts for the State of NSW and its people.

Our solicitors are assisted by highly experienced research officers, paralegals and secretarial and administrative support staff.

For details regarding specific areas of law relating to government, see the Directory of Services.

What we can do for you

All work regarding native title and Aboriginal land rights matters including:

  • advising on issues relating to native title, and land claims under the ALRA, particularly in relation to commercial transactions and vestings between government agencies

  • advising and representing the State in native title claims under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) in the Federal Court and in mediations and negotiations

  • advising and representing the Crown Lands Minister in appeals from refusals of land claims made under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 ("ALRA")

  • arranging for historical tenure and other research to be carried out in respect of land or waters subject to a native title claim

  • advising the State about activities which might affect native title.

All work regarding property matters, including property litigation and transactions; and advice regarding Crown land, commercial, rural and residential property areas. This work includes land valuation litigation and a range of property transactional work including:

  • undertaking litigation involving property related matters, such as land valuation matters in the Land and Environment Court

  • complex advice on property transactions, including vesting of land between agencies

  • acquisitions of land, including compulsory acquisitions

  • disposal of land (including tenders)

  • leasing and licensing

  • planning and environmental law advice

  • advising on issues relating to Crown land, including the new Crown Lands Management Act 2016.

We also offer educational seminars and workshops for clients, publish updates on property and native title litigation and significant cases, and conduct client training.​