John Douglas Special Counsel

John Douglas is a special counsel in the property and development team and has over 14 years' experience in commercial property law. 
 
He has extensive experience in:
  • 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. 
 
He has consistently acted for both landlords and tenants throughout his career. This has enabled him to have a deep understanding of leasing transactions from the different perspectives, ensuring John's advice in a leasing transaction is both thorough and commercial in approach.   
 
John is admitted to practise in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education, in addition to his Bachelor of Laws degree. 
John joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2018.