A significant part of our client base has been developed by referrals from existing clients, who have been happy with our services and their outcomes.
Some of the clients Peter has represented and assisted throughout his career include:
Peter assists Baby Bunting in their leasing of stores throughout Australia.
Peter acted for Super Cheap Auto in the acquisition of the initial Camp Mart stores and subsequent establishment of the BCF chain, documenting more than 30 leases, until BCF went in house for their legal requirements (part of SCA Group).
Peter assisted Boral in several Queensland leases.
Peter has assisted this dynamic developer with the development and sale of their four stage "Churchlands" town home development at Taigum, comprising in excess of 70 town homes.
Peter assists Fantastic Furniture in leasing of stores and distribution depots throughout Australia, and general legal advice in relation to developments, contracts and acquisitions.
Peter developed a suite of leasing documents for use by Flight Centres in house legal team for leasing throughout Australia . (Letters of offer, agreement to lease, lease, incentive deeds etc.)
Peter assisted Indigo in their acquisition, development leasing and disposal of the Great Western Super Centre at Keperra, a centre anchored by Woolworths, and comprising a bulky goods precinct, medical precinct, motor repair precinct, tavern and specialty shops. Peter also assisted Indigo in their acquisition and development of the Village Centre at Kelvin Grove, a Woolworths anchored specialty shopping centre, as well as in their acquisition, leasing up of and sale of their commercial office developments at 2 Gardner Close Milton and 55 Little Edward Street Brisbane.
Peter represented Kleenmaid in their leasing of stores and distribution centres throughout Australia, prior to their demise.
M2 Property Group
Peter assisted M2 in their acquisition and development of the Centrus town home development at Eight Mile Plains. Centrus won the UDIA Award for Excellence 2011 in the Large/Medium Density Development category. Peter assisted Centrus in the sale of the balance land ,which will be developed into high rise accommodation as part of the master planned community. Peter also assisted M2 in their acquisition and development of a housing estate at Payne Road, The Gap and in other significant land contract issues.
Mark Bowden Developments
Peter assisted the client with the acquisition, development and sale of Windarra Estate. Windarra Estate was awarded the UDIA 2010 Excellence in Small Residential Subdivision award. Located at Bunya and set among 100 acres of bushland, Windarra is a testament to excellence in design and sustainability.
Peter has assisted Matrix in respect of certain of its leasing and other property dealings and general legal advice.
Peter assists the North Queensland discount variety store chain in their leasing and other legal requirements.
Peter has assisted Petbarn in its leasing of stores throughout Australia, and developed their suite of lease documents for in-house counsel use.
Peter represented a national pharmacy chain before they engaged in house lawyers after they hit their target number of stores.
Peter assisted Rays Outdoors in several of their lease transactions in Vic/NSW and SA, prior to their acquisition by Super Retail Group.
Super Cheap Auto
Peter acted for SCA for many years, assisting them in their store roll outs (Peter was involved in documenting more than 230 leases for the group throughout Australia, ranging from stores to distribution centres and warehousing requirements, as well as their acquisition of the Marlows chain of stores in WA,SA and Victoria).The work for SCA also included trademark applications, trademark disputes and product recall matters. SCA now conducts their legal work in house.
Peter has also acted in a range of property matters, including:
- Development of a Gold Coast Medical Centre anchored by a Brisbane based hospital;
- Leases of regional shopping centres, anchored by IGA supermarkets;
- Leases of several North Queensland gymnasiums;
- leases of several 24 hour gymnasium franchises;
- acquisition, strata titling, leasing up and disposal of strip shopping centres;
- acquisition of a large residential development parcel in Gladstone, including the successful Supreme Court litigation;
- acquisition of marina berths;
- preparation of off the plan contracts for high rise residential developments;
- acquisition of approved high rise residential tower land at the Gold Coast on behalf of a public company;
- acquisition, leasing and sale of Broadway on the Mall;
- acquisition of Nova building at Teneriffe;
- sale of properties associated with BMD Group including commercial and industrial buildings at Eagle Farm, and the leasing up of and sale of a high rise office development;
- leasing of sites for X-Ray medical group;
- acquisition of industrial land and development of industrial buildings and leasing/sales of end product;
- leasing of industrial warehouse buildings (for landlords and tenants);
- acquisition, development and sale of town home developments;
- acting for a well known Queensland builder to protect its copyright of house designs;
- Business acquisitions and sales (eg strip shopping centres, restaurants, gymnasiums, dental practices, child care centres, pharmacies, hotels (GPO and The Exchange Hotels in Brisbane), pest control businesses, furniture manufacturing businesses, IGA supermarket businesses, real estate businesses, real estate rent rolls, automotive and accessories businesses, fashion boutiques.
The case involved the acquisition of a unit in the Mirvac developed Tennyson Reach development. The contract included a disclosure statement which referred to proposed assets of the body corporate. These were to include, among other things, "CCTV, cameras and security monitoring equipment". After the contract was entered into, Mirvac issued a further disclosure statement. The further statement contained a substitute disclosure statement that omitted a number of previously mentioned items including "CCTV, cameras and security monitoring equipment". Mrs Wilson purported to terminate the contract within the required period of 14 days after the further statement was given, on the basis that she would be "materially prejudiced" if compelled to complete. We were successful in both the Supreme Court and in the Court of Appeal.
Richsilk Investments Pty Ltd v Cove Developments Pty Ltd
In this case our client had contracted, under an option, to buy a residential land estate in Gladstone. The land prices in Gladstone had increased between the time the option was entered into and the time of exercise of the option. The seller was keep to try and avoid the exercise of the option. The Supreme Court found in our client's favour, finding that "a properly completed and executed waiver of the cooling off period in Form 32a of the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 (Qld)" had been delivered to the seller, the option was validly exercised, and the seller was compelled to sell the land.
As part of the property practice, we conduct litigation to protect our client's interests. Notable actions were: