Gary Newton


Gary Newton is a Partner at HWL Ebsworth and a Law Society of New South Wales Accredited Specialist in property law. Gary has a broad property practice built from over 30 years of experience and he advises on a variety of real estate transactions including:

  • retail leasing and commercial leasing, both for landlords and tenants
  • property acquisitions
  • property developments and sales including residential, commercial, retail and industrial
  • buying property in Australia
  • strata, community and neighbourhood title law
  • property joint ventures
  • due diligence, finance and structuring
  • environment and planning

Gary is a member of the Law Society Property Law Committee and is the current NSW Chairman of the Australia Property Law Group of the Law Council of Australia, General Practice Section. Gary is a Freeman of Rostrum, an award for long service to Rostrum and he is the current Honorary Secretary of NSW Rostrum and a member of the organising committee for the "Voice of Youth" NSW High School public speaking competition. He is also the Deputy President of the Darling Point Society.

Gary was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1983 and is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court and High Court of Australia.

Publications and Editorial Contacts

Awards & Recognition

  • In 2014/15, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Gary was listed in Best Lawyers® Australia for Real Property Law, in 2016 as a recommended lawyer in Real Estate by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 and in the Recommended Tier of the 'Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers - Sydney' and 2017 and 2018 a 'Leading Leasing Lawyer' on the Doyles Legal Guide website
  • He has been recognised in the Asialaw Leading Lawyers Guide (2017) as Leading Lawyer in Construction & Real Estate and has been selected for inclusion in the Asialaw Profiles Legal Directory (2017 and 2018) for Real Estate

Speaking Engagements

  • Regular speaker at the University of New South Wales
  • Young Lawyers of the Law Society Property Law Committee
  • Australian Institute of Conveyancers
  • Legalwise seminars
  • Television Education Networks
  • Australian Property Law Group of the Law Council of Australia General Practice Section


  • Law Society Property Law Committee
  • Australian Property Law Group of the Law Council of Australia General Practice Section
  • Darling Point Society
  • Honorary Secretary of NSW Rostrum
Areas of expertise
Commercial and retail leasing
Property acquisition, development and sale, property joint ventures, financing and structuring of property transactions
Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws (Sydney)
Professional Organisation
HWL Ebsworth
Authored by
LexisNexis Annotated Acts: Annotated Conveyancing and Real Property Legislation, 2017 — 2018 Edition
Land Acquisition 7th Edition
Professional Contact

Phone: (02) 9334 8452