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


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


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

A Special Appointment for BWL

Blackstone Waterhouse is pleased to announce the appointment of a renewables, infrastructure and major projects powerhouse to the Blackstone Waterhouse […]

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Not One, But Two Nominated for Partner of the Year

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

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Blackstone Waterhouse Talent on the Rise

Blackstone Waterhouse fields finalist Melanie Howard in the 2019 ‘30 Under 30’ Lawyers Weekly awards for excellence in Real Estate law.

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The Collapse of the Forge Group: Forging New Law in Insurance & Insolvency

The collapse of the publicly listed engineering and construction company the Forge Group Ltd following the end of the WA mining boom continues to unearth new law in insolvency and insurance.

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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