The property, planning and construction law experts

Blackstone Waterhouse is an Australian law firm with offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, specialising in construction, property and planning law. Our focus is your successful project delivery. We combine the legal skills and intellectual rigour of a top-tier firm with the accessibility of a boutique practice. Our clients include international and domestic developers, contractors and major corporates. We have advised on some of Australia’s largest projects.

Connecting sharp focus with broad thinking

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Experience and Innovation

Our Promise

We make it our mission to understand the construction, property and planning industries like no other. That’s why we speak your language, not legalese. We always deliver on time and on budget. We value relationships and pride ourselves on assisting with your successful project delivery.

Our Work

We always start by working with you to understand your commercial drivers. Then we use our legal skills to deliver on your commercial goals rather than pursuing esoteric points of law (unless this would advance your position). We start with the end in mind – and maintain that focus throughout the project lifecycle.

Our Clients

We advise property developers, contractors and major corporates on every stage of project delivery. Our clients value our commercial, relationship-based approach to legal advice. Of course we have a passion for the law, but we appreciate our clients are usually more interested in outcomes.

Practice areas

Connecting breadth of experience with agile thinking

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Real Estate and Development

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Environment and Planning

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Construction and Infrastructure

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General Counsel Services

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News and Updates

Our Construction & Infrastructure Team is Growing

A rare opportunity to join one of the industry’s most highly regarded teams.

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Blackstone Waterhouse fields a finalist for the 2018 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards

Blackstone Waterhouse is proud to announce that one of our own has been shortlisted for one the legal industry’s most prestigious awards.

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Essentially a Good Call – Another Win For the Developer!

BWL acted for the successful developer Hills Central Pty Ltd, part of the Toplace Group, in obtaining a judgment in the Supreme Court of New South Wales upholding the validity of the disputed exercise of a call option for the purchase of a property forming part of a major development.

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Blackstone Waterhouse recognised as leading firm in construction

Blackstone Waterhouse’s expertise in Construction & Infrastructure recognised in the 2018 Asia Pacific Legal 500.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

‘Danny is our ‘go to’ for major project disputes. He has been an exceptional advocate for our company and has cemented this through his work for MCJV on the APLNG and QCLNG Projects. Danny is able to distil complex issues into clear and concise advice. He has quickly become an integral support to our Australian operations.’

Antoine Hayek, Director and Operations Manager, Consolidated Contracting Company Australia Pty Ltd