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

Coping with Corona: Managing Commercial Leases through the Pandemic

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and following consultation with key stakeholders in the commercial property sector, the Australian Government released the Code of Conduct for Commercial Tenancies (Code).

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Response to COVID19: Operations through the Pandemic

1. Our people are our priority. 2. Over the past week, we had adopted social distancing arrangements to minimise the […]

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Keep Calm and Corona On!

Risk Management as the Construction Industry combats the Corona epidemic.

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More market recognition for Blackstone Waterhouse

Recognition of our leading Construction & Real Estate Teams in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 for 2020.

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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