Michael Byrom (pictured), who recently took the role of director at Bennett & Philp, was previously a general counsel at Holding Redlich.
The property law expert has led a number of high-value transactions involving retail centres and high-end commercial offices.
Byrom is also the chair of the Queensland committee of Chain Reaction, which promotes an annual 1000km charity ride to raise money for children’s charities.
Conveyancing paralegal Aaron Oates has also joined Bennett & Philp’s new real estate team, which consists of existing Bennett & Philp staff, including special counsel Shane Jones, lawyer David Chung and paralegals Liz Nowlan and Catherine Kocsis.
Bennett & Philp managing director Lance Pollard said the creation of a specialist real estate law department was a logical expansion for the firm, bringing the firm’s lawyers who deal with property-related matters together in one specialist team.