Our team

Robert Speirs

Robert has more than 35 years’ experience in ...

Robert Speirs

Robert has more than 35 years’ experience in property law.

He has acted for listed and unlisted property trusts and other industry participants on acquisitions, joint ventures, development and disposals across all asset classes. He is regarded as one of Australia’s leading authorities on retail lease law, and advises national landlords, and a select group of tenants.

Robert is a trusted adviser to a number of industry players.

For more detailed information on Robert’s significant experience, please contact our office.

+61 2 9248 3405
+61 411 862 716
+61 2 9248 3499
rspeirs@speirsryan.com.au

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James Ryan

James leads a diverse practice, specialising in ...

James Ryan

James leads a diverse practice, specialising in commercial transactions, leasing, property related finance and telecommunications infrastructure.

He acts for a number of leading non-bank lenders and financial institutions on property-secured funding transactions

James also acts for corporates and sophisticated investors in the acquisition and disposal of commercial, retail and industrial property, and advises national landlords and tenants.

Recognised in the 2020 ‘Best Lawyers’ list for Real Property Law and former committee member with the Property Council of Australia, James is passionate about the property sector. He is a director in various property-related enterprises.

For more detailed information on James’ experience, please contact our office.

+61 2 9248 3402
+61 2 9248 3499
jryan@speirsryan.com.au

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Andrew Raad

Andrew is a partner of Speirs Ryan, and an expe ...

Andrew Raad

Andrew is a partner of Speirs Ryan, and an experienced and commercially focussed transactional lawyer.

He acts on substantial market transactions across retail, commercial, childcare, industrial and farming assets. Key experience and transactions include the $380m dollar sale of a mixed-use community centre in Sydney’s inner west, over a quarter of a billion dollars in retail shopping centre transactions across Australia’s east coast, and approximately $150m in acquisitions of childcare centres.

Andrew also manages a specialised leasing practice, involving:

  1. the leasing of over 100 retail shopping centres, commercial office towers and mixed-use community centres assets for institutional and HNW private landlords; and
  2. tenant-side advisory and leasing, particularly for established hospitality groups, as well as commercial, industrial, and retail operators.
+61 2 9248 3408
+61 2 9248 3499
araad@speirsryan.com.au

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Samantha Saw

Samantha leads the firm’s strata law practice ...

Samantha Saw

Samantha leads the firm’s strata law practice with particular experience and skills in collective strata sales, strata disputes, strata development including subdivisions and staged developments.

Sam provides advice to both owners corporations and lot owners in residential and commercial strata and community title schemes. She has a diversified background in property with experience in development work and commercial property transactions under various titling structures.

Sam’s practice includes advocacy in strata mediation and hearings in various courts and tribunals for strata and property disputes.

For more detailed information on Samantha’s experience, please contact our office.

+61 2 9248 3414
+61 2 9248 3499
ssaw@speirsryan.com.au

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Brooke Hollingsworth

Brooke has over 25 years’ experience work ...

Brooke Hollingsworth

Brooke has over 25 years’ experience working in the legal industry in varied roles, including executive support in both international and national firms.

As Office Manager she is responsible for the day to day management and operation of the firm, statutory trust accounts and compliance.

 

 

+61 2 9248 3401
+61 2 9248 3499
bhollingsworth@speirsryan.com.au

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Tom Langrell

Tom advises and acts on a wide range of propert ...

Tom Langrell

Tom advises and acts on a wide range of property matters, with a focus on national retail leasing law. He works closely with his clients to provide legal advice that is tailored to their commercial drivers.

 

+61 2 9248 3413
+61 2 9248 3499
tlangrell@speirsryan.com.au

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Kahlee Smart

Kahlee is an experienced property lawyer, with ...

Kahlee Smart

Kahlee is an experienced property lawyer, with over 10 years experience working in private practice.

She provides guidance and advice to clients on a wide range of real estate transactions across Australia, including commercial and retail leasing, complex property advice, vendor and purchaser due diligence, and acquisitions and disposals.

+61 2 9248 3409
+61 2 9248 3499
ksmart@speirsryan.com.au

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Elizabeth Mead

Elizabeth is an associate with over 5 years’ ...

Elizabeth Mead

Elizabeth is an associate with over 5 years’ experience in private practice.

Working alongside Samantha Saw in the firm’s strata law practice, Elizabeth is experienced at drafting submissions and evidence in strata disputes before the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal, attending mediations, briefing Counsel and providing advice to clients on complex strata and property issues. She is also skilled at drafting by-laws, put & call option deeds and various agreements, acting on collective sale matters and conveyancing.

Elizabeth also has experience in property finance, having acted for a number of mid-tier lenders on transactional matters, debt recovery and mortgagee in possession sales.

+61 2 9248 3412
+61 2 9248 3499
lmead@speirsryan.com.au

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Tom Cleary

Tom has experience in diverse areas of law but ...

Tom Cleary

Tom has experience in diverse areas of law but has recently focused his expertise on his passion for property law.

Previously working on projects across the broad infrastructure and construction sector as well as large property transactions, he adds value to both our transactional and dispute practices including on building and strata disputes, commercial/residential property transactions and commercial/retail leasing.

Tom advises landlords and tenants in all Australian jurisdictions.

+61 2 9248 3419
+61 2 9248 3499
tcleary@speirsryan.com.au

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Sam Majzoub

Sam advises on a wide range of property leasing ...

Sam Majzoub

Sam advises on a wide range of property leasing matters and works closely with his clients to draft key leasing documents. He ensures matters progress efficiently and effectively.

+61 2 9248 3406
+61 2 9248 3499
smajzoub@speirsryan.com.au

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Charmayne White

Charmayne has experience with various property ...

Charmayne White

Charmayne has experience with various property transactions from residential, commercial and rural conveyancing to leasing and financing matters.

She has a long background in development work acting for developers on acquisition and due diligence through to off-the-plan sales and acting for purchasers nationally on a range of property transactions with often complex titling structures.

Charmayne also works on a range of strata matters, including collective sales, providing advice to owners corporations and lot owners, strata subdivisions and drafting of by-laws.

+61 2 9248 3418
+61 2 9248 3499
cwhite@speirsryan.com.au

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Corey Xeni

Corey assists with a range of property transact ...

Corey Xeni

Corey assists with a range of property transactions in the commercial and retail sector.

Corey has experience in leasing, property-secured funding transactions, property due diligence, acquisitions and disposals.

+61 2 9248 3411
+61 2 9248 3499
cxeni@speirsryan.com.au

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Jethro Fox

Jethro assists the firm on a broad range of pro ...

Jethro Fox

Jethro assists the firm on a broad range of property matters in both the commercial and retail sector.

Jethro’s scope of work includes involvement in property related finance and development, acquisitions and purchaser due diligence, as well as retail and commercial leasing.

+61 2 9248 3404
+61 2 9248 3499
jfox@speirsryan.com.au

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Rebekka Krause

Rebekka is in her fourth year studying a Bachel ...

Rebekka Krause

Rebekka is in her fourth year studying a Bachelor of Laws and Business Administration, and provides paralegal support to the whole firm.

+61 2 9248 3407
+61 2 9248 3499
rkrause@speirsryan.com.au

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Julien Butler

Julien assists on a range of property matters, ...

Julien Butler

Julien assists on a range of property matters, including commercial leasing, transactional matters and strata disputes.

Julien is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce double degree at UNSW.

+61 2 9248 3403
+61 2 9248 3499
jbutler@speirsryan.com.au

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James Artemi

James joined the Speirs Ryan team in November 2 ...

James Artemi

James joined the Speirs Ryan team in November 2021, providing key support to the property finance team by assisting with property due diligence, as well as  working on leasing, strata and transactional matters.

+61 2 9248 3410
+61 2 9248 3499
jartemi@speirsryan.com.au

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Eloise Harley

Eloise is the firm’s administration assistant ...

Eloise Harley

Eloise is the firm’s administration assistant; she assists with various tasks and has over two years’ experience within the legal sector.

+61 2 9248 3400
+61 2 9248 3499
eharley@speirsryan.com.au

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Kathryn Siganos

Kathryn assists on a broad range of property ma ...

Kathryn Siganos

Kathryn assists on a broad range of property matters, including end to end retail and commercial leasing and strata disputes.

+61 2 9248 3415
+61 2 9248 3499
ksiganos@speirsryan.com.au

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Meg Abbott

Meg assists on strata and a range of commercial ...

Meg Abbott

Meg assists on strata and a range of commercial property matters, providing paralegal support to the whole firm.

+61 2 9248 3407
+61 2 9248 3499
mabbott@speirsryan.com.au

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Karla Hansford

Karla Hansford is the firm’s financial co ...

Karla Hansford

Karla Hansford is the firm’s financial controller.

She is responsible for managing the firm’s accounting matters, including payroll and account reconciliations.

+61 2 9248 3412
+61 2 9248 3499
accounts@speirsryan.com.au

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