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Property expert joins fast-growing practice

An Australian law firm has appointed an experienced property lawyer as special counsel.

user iconTom Lodewyke 15 February 2018 SME Law
Property expert joins fast-growing practice
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Colin Biggers & Paisley recently announced that John Douglas (pictured below) has joined its property and development team in Sydney as a special counsel.

Mr Douglas has worked in commercial property law for over 14 years. He is experienced in the leasing, acquisition and sale of commercial, industrial and retail property, as well as property development, due diligence, easements and general leasing and property advice, according to a statement from CBP.

Mr Douglas’ past clients include global listed entities, high-net-worth private corporation landlords and Commonwealth and state government departments.


He said he was excited to join CBP’s property practice.

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,” Mr Douglas said.

“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.”

Rhett Oliver, the head of CBP’s property group, said Mr Douglas would be an asset to the firm.

“Our property and development team is one of the fastest-growing property teams in Australia,” he said.

“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.”


Pictured: Colin Biggers & Paisley special counsel John Douglas