Property Law

Committee

What we do

The NSW Young Lawyers Property Law Committee delves into all aspects of property law. We coordinate property-related Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Programs and keep property practitioners informed by providing regular information bulletins regarding legislative changes, important judicial decisions and current matters of interest in the property industry. The Committee also provides an essential networking platform for students and lawyers working across all aspects of property law. Whether your interest is in community titles and strata schemes, retail or residential developments, major infrastructure projects, major leisure projects, leasing, property tax, or construction, our committee brings together a network of enthusiastic practitioners to discuss their shared interest in real estate.
If you are a practicing solicitor or law student and have an interest in laws and new developments affecting real estate, then the Property Law Committee is for you. No prior experience is necessary, and any young lawyer or law student is more than welcome to come to our meetings, and sign up to our mailing list to receive updates on our upcoming events and new developments in property law. 

Our initiatives

  • Draft publications such as the Conveyancing Guide for new practitioners which is currently being prepared
  • Submissions on behalf of Young Lawyers Property Practitioners in connection with any proposed legislative reforms or government discussion papers released for industry feedback. If any proposed reform or discussion papers interest you, please email the Chair and we will see if there are other interest people to prepare a submission.

Who we are

Chair: Claire Martin
Vice Chair: Lucy Liang
Secretary: Stefanie Cheong

Useful links

Rural issues – The Law Society of NSW

Document to assist rural practitioners - The Law Society of NSW Rural Issues Committee

FAQs

I'm a law student, can I come along to Committee meetings and get involved?

Yes. Students enrolled in a course of studies approved by the Solicitors and Barristers Admissions Board, the successful completion of which leads to the entitlement to apply for admission to practice as a lawyer or legal practitioner in NSW, are automatically members of Young Lawyers.

I live in a rural area, can I still get involved with the Committee?

Yes. We have teleconference facilities available for all of our Committee meetings and would love to have you join us.

I don't have any experience in Property Law, can I still get involved?

Yes. Previous experience or knowledge of Property Law is not required. An interest and willingness to get involved is enough.

What areas of law does the Committee focus on?

Property Law covers a diverse area of legislation and common law. Some of the areas of law that the Committee discusses and makes submissions in relation to include conveyancing, leasing, strata and community titling, agency issues, mortgages and other securities, planning, development and environmental issues, land structuring and titling issues, building and construction and sale of business.

What types of activities does the Committee do?

The Committee's main activities include:

  • Monthly presentations about a Property Law related topic
  • Preparing submissions on Property Law reforms and policy initiatives
  • Arranging CLEs on Property Law topics
  • Publication of the Guides and articles to assist young lawyers in the Property Law sphere
  • Networking and social activities