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Property Disputes

Advising our clients in all stages of property or land dispute whether in negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation.

Disputes over land or property often have far reaching consequences for multiple parties. In these circumstances, our advice and assistance makes the complicated: simple, outcome focused and effective.

Property or land disputes could involve claims about land you believe you are entitled to or land you believe is not being used or acquired by another properly. No matter what the dispute, we understand the impact it can have on the parties and the flow on implications to third parties such as lenders, tenants, sellers and purchasers.

A dispute can negatively affect your time, finances, energy, business, well-being, and personal and day-to-day life. We are highly experienced in alternative methods of resolving a dispute including settlement conferences, mediation and arbitration, and in formulating risk mitigation strategies with a view to avoiding disputes altogether.

Where litigation simply cannot be avoided, our team are strong and experienced litigators in all Australian state jurisdictions, the Federal Court of Australia, High Court of Australia and, internationally, including in the United States. You want us in your corner!

We do the worrying for you and aim to achieve the best possible outcome to enable you to get on with your life without being involved in protracted dispute.

Dispute resolution experience to help property owners and developers

  • Property and land claims: Adverse possession, encroachment, neighbours, dividing property, compulsory acquisition.
  • Real estate agent disputes
  • Leasing or licensing disputes
  • Owners Corporation
  • Contracts of Sale: Termination, cancellation, variation
  • Damage to land or property
  • Planning disputes
  • Caveats
  • Easements
  • Conflict (including litigation) avoidance measures
  • Risk mitigation strategies
  • Alternative dispute resolution (incl. mediation, settlement conferences and negotiation)
  • Advice about legal action and remedies open to you and others

Our Property Disputes Lawyers

Kristy Muhlhan

Principal

Kristy Muhlhan

Principal
LL.B (HONS) GRAD DIP. L.P., GAICD.
Since 2014, she has been a part owner and director of the firm and has mastered a broad range of essential commercial and business skills which go hand in hand with the work she does...

Meghan Warren

Principal

Meghan Warren

Principal
LL.B GAICD
Meghan is one of the few lawyers in Australia admitted in the State (Victoria) and Federal jurisdictions of Australia, and as an Attorney at Law to the New York State Bar in the United States.

Anthony Burke

Consultant

Anthony Burke

Consultant
B.A LL.B DIP.FIN. MGT
Accredited business law specialist.

Annabel Viner

Special Counsel

Annabel Viner

Special Counsel
Annabel leads the planning practice within the Property and Planning Team at Burke & Associates Lawyers.

Rosy Roberts

Associate

Rosy Roberts

Associate
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyer.

Stewart Davis

Lawyer

Stewart Davis

Lawyer
As well as property law, Stewart has had exposure to VACT administration matters and commercial law, particularly servicing developer clients.
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