​Colin Biggers & Paisley welcomes new special counsel to their property and development team

9 February 2018
Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce the appointment of John Douglas as a Special Counsel in their property and development team in Sydney.

John has over 14 years' experience working in commercial property law. John's experience includes commercial, industrial and retail leasing; the acquisition and sale of commercial, industrial and retail property; property development, due diligence; easements; and general leasing and property advice (such as defaulting tenants and make good disputes).

John has acted for a broad range of clients, including listed global companies, high net worth private corporation landlords with substantial landholdings, tenants and Commonwealth and State government departments. 

"I am excited to be working for Australia's fastest growing legal practice, and to be joining a team that is so highly regarded in property, planning and development law. With many new changes in this area of practice, I look forward to bringing my experience into the team to contribute to its growth and success", John said. 

Head of Colin Biggers & Paisley's property group, Rhett Oliver, is delighted to welcome John to the practice.

"Our property and development team is one of the fastest growing property teams in Australia. John is joining at a pivotal time, with the current changes in e-conveyancing and the growth of our e-leasing platform CBP Lease Manager, which streamlines the process for commercial and retail leases."

"John will be a great asset to our team. His experience and knowledge will further support and strengthen our capabilities." 

This follows a number of recent promotions for the legal practice. Julian Mellick was promoted to Partner and Aristea Friedrich and Amy La Verde were promoted to Senior Associate in January. 

For more information please contact Linda Branton on 02 8281 4594 or linda.branton@cbp.com.au.

About Colin Biggers & Paisley

Colin Biggers & Paisley was founded over a century ago. Today we are a legal practice with 70 partners and 470 employees. We are highly regarded for our expertise in construction, insurance, property, government, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, employment and safety, planning and environment, restructuring and insolvency, transport and logistics. We act for major corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, government departments and individuals. We have both the capacity and the expertise to deliver on complex national and multinational projects.

Colin Biggers & Paisley is based in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, with associated firms in Adelaide and Perth. Through our affiliation with ADVOC Asia, ADVOC International, ADVOC Europe and ADVOC Latin America, as well as our close association with Dubai law firm LutfiCBP, we are able to offer access to quality legal advice around the globe.

We launched the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation in 2015, with a core focus on promoting and protecting the rights of women and children in Australia and abroad through an innovative mix of pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions.

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