Catherine Hallgath

Partner, Mills Oakley Lawyers

Area of expertise

Catherine has worked with a number of leading Australian and Asian property owners and has considerable expertise in: acquisition and sale of commercial office blocks, industrial and bulky goods parks and retail shopping centres leasing including:

  • Stream leasing and 'green or environmentally sustainable leasing
  • Retail, commercial, industrial, strata title and special purposes leases
  • Agreements to lease and leases for 'purpose built' premises
  • Preparing standard leasing documents, including heads of agreement
  • Negotiating and advising tenants in relation to leases including negotiation of heads of agreement
  • Lease dispute work including: locking out defaulting tenants, make good advice, market rent review advice, whether a lease proposal is binding
  • Advising on issues arising with the ownership and management of property assets
  • Caveats
  • Off the plan sales
  • Mortgages

Bachelor of Arts (UQ), Bachelor of Laws (UQ), Accredited specialist in property law by the Law Society of NSW, Admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and also of the Supreme Court of QLD

About Catherine

Catherine understands that many property transactions are the start of a long term relationship between the parties. She is expert in ensuring that her clients' needs are met and desired outcomes are obtained whilst maintaining a strong relationship. Recent appointments:

  • Member of the Property Law Advisory Committee to the Law Society Accredited Specialist Programme
  • Author - Leasing and Land Tax Modules for LexisNexis Practical Legal Guidance
  • Lexology/ACLA Author of the Year - Commercial Real Estate 2010
  • Lecturer in property law for several legal service education providers
  • Examiner of candidates for accreditation as property law specialists for the Law Society of NSW
  • Member of the Anti-Doping Tribunal of the International Kendo Federation